The Miami Heat are the most popular team in basketball at the moment which makes sense considering they’re the two-time defending champions. But while the Heat are the most polar team, their big 3 are the most popular group of players both inside and outside of basketball and proof of that can be seen by the famous entourage that follows the team around.
Specifically, LeBron James has attracted many famous friends to the Miami area on a regular basis and there is perhaps no better known famous friend to LeBron than comedian Kevin Hart. The pint sized actor is regularly seen with LeBron and is even going to be starring in a movie with him soon, and he was right there by LeBron’s side to take in Game 4of the Eastern Conference Finals.
This is actually not a bad sight to see, as we’re used to famous faces only showing up for games in Los Angeles or New York with Miami not being what you’d define as a big market like those two cities. But the presence of LeBron James and the Big 3 — and the wild party life that exists in South Beach — has made Miami a market that is attractive to outsiders who want to come in and follow the team around.
We’re seeing this more and more as famous faces pop up in Chicago, Dallas and other larger markets but the fact that the Heat have been turned into a destination for famous fans is something that is encouraging to other smaller markets looking to get in on what it’s truly like to be an NBA city.