LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers went head-to-head against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals last night. And Usher, Ludacris, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and more came out to see the guys duke it out in the paint. Peep the flicks inside….
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers kicked-off Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena last night. And the arena was packed with excited fans and celebs cheering on their team for the win.
R&B crooner and Atlanta native Usher, who’s currently recovering from foot surgery, came out to cheer on the Hawks to show a little hometown love.
While last night was all about having fun, the Grammy Award winning artist wasn’t laughing last week after filing yet another protective order against a woman he claims has stalked him for years and continues to issue idle threats.
According to the AJC, Usher has requested the Fulton County Superior Court prevent Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw from contacting him or being within 200 yards of him, his family or his business associates.
This is his third protective order against the woman since 2012. This chick is totally obsessed with the “I Don’t Mind” singer. She was has been arrested multiple times for showing up at his home, with her latest arrest happening this past December.
Not only that, she has allegedly tried to extort money from him and she recently set up a bogus fundraising page for his charity without his knowledge. Usher may not mind if you dance on a pole but he definitely has a problem with uninvited guests.
After co-hosting this year’s Billboard Music Awards alongside Chrissy Teigen, Ludacris trekked to his courtside seat at Philips Arena to watch the Hawks and the Cavaliers go head-to-head. Looks like he decided to leave his pregnant wife Eudoxiee at home while he participated in some testosterone filled activities.
Last week, the Ludaversal rapper celebrated his wife’s birthday at an intimate dinner surrounded by friends and family. And a few weeks before that, Luda & Eudoxiee celebrated their upcoming bundle of joy’s arrival with a Secret Garden themed baby shower. Now, they’re just counting down the days until the baby’s arrival.
Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. hopped off his private jet carrying his $150K diamond Hermès HAC 50 Crocodile “man bag” touching down in the ATL yesterday before making his way to his courtside seat. Looks like he decided to leave his “man bag” at the hotel.
Singer and producer The Dream was also seated courtside.
Of course married couple and part Hawks owners Grant and Tamia Hill were in the building to cheer on their team. Tamia is gearing up to release a new LP titled LOVELIFE, expected to be released in June. We’re here for it.
And former NBA stars Reggie Miller and Chris Webber served as the TNT announcers for the game.
Unfortunately for the Hawks and the ATL celebs, the Cavaliers brought home the first win with a final score of 97-89. Tonight, the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
Photos: Splash/Luda’s IG