Finding out a celebrity roots for the same sports team as you just makes you feel good.
It makes you feel like they're just another person, that they're not too stuck up to go out to the game and sit with the other fans.
When you see Will Ferrell and Leonardo DiCaprio sitting side-by-side at a basketball game, or when you see Denzel Washington in line like everybody else to grab a beer at the Yankees game, it really makes you feel a connection with them.
With that being said, we all know that Spike Lee's a Knicks fan and that Jack Nicholson fancies the Lakers, but that's really not what this list is about.
After hours of research, what I've pieced together here is the ultimate guide to celebrity sports fans.
Sure, Jack and Spike will be on here, but so will everybody else.
If your favorite celebrity is a sports fan, they'll be on here.
Note: Athletes who are sports fans don't count so, sorry, no LeBron James. Also, this is ranked not by how famous the celebrity is, but rather how dedicated a fan they are.
Before we really get down to business, here's a few guys who just missed out on all the fun:
Robin Williams: San Francisco Giants
The Academy Award winner was one of the biggest supporters of the team throughout their World Series run this past year.
Jason Segel: Los Angeles Lakers
The hilarious comedy star, who was quite the baller in high school, has been a Lakers fan since childhood and is frequently spotted at games.
Sylvester Stallone: Los Angeles Lakers
America's favorite tough guy isn't a fixture at Lakers games like Jack Nicholson, but he's there quite a bit. Stallone's a big-time Lakers fan.
Tom Cruise: Los Angeles Lakers
I know, I know. We're not even past honorable mentions yet, but we're already on our third Lakers fan. Well, you better get used to it because this list will be populated by them, and Tom Cruise might not even be one of the 10 biggest names that pledges allegiance to the Lakeshow. No, really.
Kenan Thompson: Atlanta Falcons
Here's a fun one: Former teen star Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel, All That, Good Burger) who is now an established adult star (SNL) was born and raised in Atlanta, which, of course, means he lives and dies with the Falcons.
Conan O'Brien: Boston Celtics
Anybody who watches his talk show on TBS knows that Conan O'Brien loves him his Celtics.
Hugh Grant: Fulham FC
Because he's like the Tom Hanks of England, so of course he loves sports!
Remember when people used to actually care about Frankie Muniz? Yeah, well that changed as soon as we found out he was a Clippers fan.
I heard that's why they canceled Malcolm in the Middle.
Mark Wahlberg has always seemed like the type of blue-collar guy who never forgot where he came from (R.I.P Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), so you probably could have guessed that the Boston native is a big Celtics and Red Sox fan.
However, the star of The Fighter doesn't root nearly as hard as his brother (more on that later).
Television personality George Lopez was born in L.A., so it's no surprise that he loves the Dodgers and Lakers.
When I found out former brat-pack member Rob Lowe was a Colts fan, I was shocked.
The Virginia native doesn't look the least bit like a sports fan—I guess that goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover.
That notion is supported even more by this man...
Never in my wildest dreams did I picture Christopher Mintz-Plasse as a sports fan. But he does look like he's McLovin' every minute he's spending with Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.
Since he was just a tiny bite-size roast, Michael "Meat Loaf" Aday has loved the New York Yankees.
He's now 63 years old and big enough to feed an entire family on Thanksgiving, yet one thing has never changed for the singer—his love for the Yankees.
And it never will.
Rapper Fat Joe was born and raised in the Bronx, so it's not hard to assume why he's become such a huge fan of the Knicks and Yankees.
Transitioning from one of the most badass rappers alive to the quirky little chick who starred in movies like Elf, Yes Man and (500) Days of Summer, is about as easy as touching your tongue to your nose, but I'm about to do it.
Zooey Deschanel was born in L.A., so it's good to see a celebrity from those parts branching away from the Lakers and Dodgers.
She was a fixture at Giants games during their World Series run, she's an avid fantasy baseball player and is the only celebrity I know of who frequently asks ESPN Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry for help.
That's the type of dedication that puts her ahead of guys like Meat Loaf and Fat Joe.
Like many of his fellow rappers, John "Fabolous" Jackson was born and raised in Brooklyn and lives and breathes basketball because of it. And when you live in the hood, there's really only one choice for your favorite team—the Knickerbockers.
He's not there as much as guys like Tracy Morgan and Spike Lee, but if you go to enough Knicks games, you're sure to spot LL Cool J at some point; he's there quite often.
Same goes for Yankees games.
Poor Jaden Smith was just trying to enjoy his favorite team, the L.A. Lakers, when Justin Bieber attempted to strike a conversation with him.
Luckily, his dedication to the Lakers was enough to get past this experience as he remains a fan to this day.
When George Steinbrenner passed away, there still remained a "boss" affiliated with the New York Yankees.
That man was Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen—just look at that picture.
When he was a kid, rapper Common was a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls during the Jordan era. The explanation for why he's a Bulls fan starts and stops right there.
Former Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has always been known as a bad boy, which may be why he loves the Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins despite being born and raised in Yonkers, New York.
Whatever the reason, Tyler can be spotted at Boston sporting events on a regular basis, especially Celtic games.
Sure, she's split with Tony Parker, but as far as we know, Eva Longoria still pulls for the Spurs.
Even before she married Parker, she was a lifelong Spurs fan, and I don't think she's going to let this recent split change that.
Denis Leary is a true renaissance man. He's the ultimate all-around guy.
He's an actor, singer, writer, comedian, director, Democrat, catholic and, most of all, a huge sports fan.
At the 2010 Winter Classic, he led the crowd in singing "Sweet Caroline."
As a lifelong New Yorker, it's no surprise that Lady Gaga pulls for the Yankees. It's also no surprise to see that she shows no class when she goes to the games.
Then again, did we really expect anything else from this wanna-be Madonna?
Here we have one of the more underrated celebrity Lakers fans.
Cox has been attending games for years, but nobody seems to notice—which happens when you have to compete with the Leonardo DiCaprios and Jack Nicholsons of the world.
Sorry, I had to.
Bret Michaels is one of the world's most iconic rockers, and he's also one of the most iconic Steelers fans.
He's been a part of Steelers Nation since adolescence, and his favorite player is Jack Lambert.
The man. The legend. David Hasselhoff.
"The Hoff" had always been a Mavericks fan, but he never really got any notoriety for it until Dirk Nowitzki stated that he sings Hasselhoff's songs to himself at the free-throw line to concentrate.
Ever since then, he's been mocked for it, hence the picture to the left.
As a celebrity who tries to keep a low profile, it's no wonder that most people have no idea Chris Tucker is an Atlanta Hawks fan.
Tucker's been keeping himself out of the press since Rush Hour 3, but still continues to root hard for his Hawks.
It's no surprise that Andy Garcia loves basketball—after all, the former Godfather III cast member did play in high school.
And, of course, he has to play by the rule: If you're a B-List celeb, your team has to be the Lakers.
It's easy to tell who wore the pants when it came to the writing on Seinfeld. Despite the fact that Jerry Seinfeld is a Mets fan, head writer Larry David constantly wrote the Yankees into the show, even playing George Steinbrenner in a few episodes.
And if you watch his newest creation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, closely enough, you're sure to find even more elements of his allegiance to Yankees' universe.
And I'm sure they're glad to have him, as it's not far fetched to call David the biggest comedy genius to ever live.
The Cavaliers may have lost LeBron James, but one thing they still have is pop star Usher as a part-owner of their team, and that could become a valuable chip in free agency one day in the near future.
Not so long ago, before George W. Bush had ever lived at the White House and the U.S. was in better shape than it is now, Bush actually was a part owner of the Texas Rangers.
That was 1989.
More than 20 years later, he's still true to his colors. Bush loves the Rangers.
Yawn. Soccer and NASCAR? Almost as boring as Costner's career since 2000.
Look at them pretending they actually care. Isn't it great?
If you have a problem with Bill Cosby, then you hate yourself. I just had to put that out there.
I mean, how could you not like this guy? He literally does it all. He's played football, basketball, baseball, track, done stand up, been responsible for at least five TV shows, starred in movies, written books, taught classes, sung and played instruments.
And through it all, has the guy ever said a goddamn curse word?
Just an amazing man and somebody we should all aspire to be more like.
Getting back to why we're here, Cosby is a diehard fan of the Temple Owls where he ran track and played fullback in college, and he also loves his hometown Philadelphia Phillies.
Remember that funny fat kid from Superbad and Knocked Up? Well, it turns out he's quite the Lakers fan.
His Twitter is filled with Lakers tweets year-round.
And on another note, he dropped over 100 pounds recently and is set to star alongside Brad Pitt in Moneyball, where I'm being told he's a serious Oscar contender.
Just thought I should mention.
He may have managed the Angels in Angels In The Outfield, but don't let that fool you—Danny Glover lives and dies with the Giants.
One of the biggest celebrity fans of the Hawks is none other than rapper T.I., who is frequently spotted courtside.
Who's the only man cool enough to play Batman, sleep with Courtney Cox, voice a character in Toy Story 3 and yet still root for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Michael Keaton, apparently.
Perhaps the most underrated fat guy on TV today is Jeff Garlin. Very few guys can hold their own when put on the screen with a guy like Larry David.
But Garlin pulls it off.
Let's hope his Cubs reward him once before he passes.
One of the more frequently spotted celebs at Lakers games is pretty-boy Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio was reportedly very upset to see his Lakers swept by the Mavs earlier this season.
Unless, of course, this is all a dream...
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick always seemed like sort of an odd couple. Now we finally know why.
Ferris, err, Matt, is a diehard Mets fan while Parker is a diehard Yankee fan.
Which is even funnier when you consider that their son is a Red Sox fan. Talk about a dysfunctional family.
He may be one of the all-time great comedians, but, when it comes to sports, Chris Rock has never seemed as dedicated as some of his buddies.
He's still a regular at Knicks, Mets and Yankees games nonetheless.
In terms of fame, Mark Wahlberg holds a clear edge over his brother Donnie. But when it comes down to Boston sports dedication, it's not even close—Donnie simply has more passion.
Actor Liam Neeson is best known for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler in Spielberg's Schindler's List, however, what he's not known for is his sports fandom.
And that's a shame, for there are few bigger hockey fans than Neeson.
Speaking of celebrity New York Rangers fans, Tim Robbins is every bit as dedicated to the team as Neeson and then some.
Jenna Fischer's got a lot going for her right now.
She stars on arguably the best sitcom since 2000, The Office, her movie career is starting up with roles in hilarious films like Blades of Glory and the terribly underrated Walk Hard, and, most importantly, Tony Romo will be back healthy next season.
That's just life for Fischer, who is a surprisingly dedicated fan of both the Cowboys and Cardinals (MLB) and a regular at the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
Lil' Jon might be the only celebrity Atlanta/Winnipeg Thrashers fan, but that's a pretty solid celeb to have as your only big name fan, or only fan at all for that matter.
Gary Sinise has been around for a while now, but few people had any idea he was a Chicago Cubs fan until he signed on to do the voice for the new Cubs documentary, We Believe.
Anybody else find it hard to believe that the man who runs our country is a Chicago White Sox fan?
One of the most irrelevant sports teams and one of the most irrelevant celebrities, what a perfect match.
Born and bred in Michigan, it's no surprise that Kid Rock loves his Detroit sports.
He also gets extra points for having a team in four sports.
It's no surprise that J.Lo is a Yankees fan—what else would you expect from a girl born and raised in the Bronx?
Don't let his sitcom fool you. Jerry Seinfeld has been and always will be a diehard New York Mets fan.
But if the Mets don't turn the corner soon, he could be the only one left.
Here's one of those "WTF" celebrity sports fans, Jessica Alba.
The Sin City star is apparently a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan. But with a backcourt of Steph Curry and Monta Ellis, who can really blame her?
Arguably the biggest star in music today, Eminem has never been shy about the fact that his heart is and always will be in Detroit.
He's loyal to his city, and he's also loyal to the teams that play there.
The new star of Two and a Half Men has some big shoes to fill, but as long as he doesn't pull a Jay Cutler, I think the show will be fine.
Growing up a social outsider in Kansas City, Paul Rudd lived for one thing as a kid: the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I used to go to Pittsburgh a lot when I was a kid. I was a die-hard Steelers fan," said Rudd, "Huge. More than comedies or movies or anything like that, it was the main thing in my life that I cared about the most."
Since he's grown older and become a superstar in movies like Anchorman and Knocked Up, he's grown more fond of his hometown Kansas City Chiefs, whom he narrated Hard Knocks for a few years back.
Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene earlier this year and became one of the most popular rappers around after releasing his hit single Black & Yellow.
The song paid homage to his fandom of both the Steelers and Pirates.
Canadian born recording artist Drake didn't exactly have much of a choice as a kid living in Toronto, but he remains a Raptors fan to this day, even if he is the only one left.
As big of a Cubs fan as he is, Walken still probably doesn't deserve to be this high on the list, but there's no way I'm going to be the guy who left Christopher Walken out of the top 50 on any list.
We all knew Justin Timberlake was a sports fan after watching him host the ESPYs a few years back.
Those who watched the show that year also knew J.T. was a big Memphis basketball fan, as he made several mentions of their defeat in the national-championship game that year.
However, what a lot of people don't know is that Timberlake is a huge Packers fan. In fact, he attended a game a few years back and tailgated with the other fans (pictured).
Question: You're getting your own sitcom and the producers ask you what you would like your character's line of profession to be?
Jerry Seinfeld answered: comedian.
Kevin James answered: delivery boy.
Ray Romano answered: sportswriter.
Do you think it was a coincidence that Romano played a sportswriter on Everybody Loves Raymond? Think again—this guy is as big a sports fan as you'll find and he wrote that into his show every chance he got.
He also was responsible for the greatest sports sketch in SNL history.
Apparently Rob Schneider can do more than make cameos in Adam Sandler movies. He can also go to Giants games.
In fact, rumor has it that right before Edgar Renteria stepped to the plate to hit the decisive three-run jack in the World Series, Renteria asked Schneider if he could hit a home run, to which Rob replied: "You can do it!"
OK, I made that up, but that would be pretty cool if it were true.
A Boston native, Mike O'Malley is a big-time Boston sports fan.
He even kept a Yahoo! Sports blog following the 2007 Red Sox throughout the playoffs.
Despite being best known for his collaborations with Eagles fan Will Smith and being born and raised in Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been reppin' for the Cowboys his entire life.
Bold move for a kid from West Philly.
Canadian Mike Myers has been playing hockey since he was a kid, so once he came to the realization that he wasn't good enough to play in the NHL, he settled for the same thing we all did—fandom.
And to this day, he's one of the biggest hockey fanatics on the planet.
"You're so money baby, and you don't even know it."
Ever since Vince Vaughn uttered that epic sentence to Jon Favreau in Swingers, he's been considered one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.
So, of course, as a cool guy, he has to love sports, and he does. The Chicago native goes crazy for his Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.
Famous for marrying, then divorcing, Jessica Simpson in her prime, Nick Lachey has extended his 15 minutes of fame by constantly showing up to support his Reds.
But him constantly going to games is no publicity stunt; this guy truly loves the Reds.
As successful as she's been, it could be argued that Faith Hill is best known for singing the theme song to Sunday Night Football.
And considering how big of a football fan she is, I'm sure that's fine with her.
Although she still considers herself somewhat of a Titans fan, Hill has grown more and more fond of the Packers over the years after marrying die-hard Packers fan Tim McGraw.
Ever since he graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Regis Philbin has been on a path to greatness.
And even now that he's been a big name for decades, he still never forgets where he came from. Regis is and always will be an avid fan of the Fighting Irish.
Since she was a little girl, Jennifer Garner has been a huge 49ers fan.
However, it wasn't until she married Ben Affleck that she began to attend Red Sox games. Now she's a regular in Boston and a huge Sox fan.
Despite starring in the movie Invincible, Elizabeth Banks is no Eagles fan. She's a die-hard Patriots fan and has been since the day she was born.
She's also married to sportswriter Max Handelman, who is the man responsible for bringing fantasy football to FoxSports.com.
And, most importantly, despite being a Trail Blazers fan, Banks was a huge Allen Iverson fan back in his day.
Why is this most important? Because it means I have something in common with Elizabeth Banks.
Former teen actress Julia Stiles has never shied away from the fact that she loves the Mets (at least not yet).
She can be spotted at games all the time.
Most people forget that James Gandolfini is even a real person, he's that synonymous with his Tony Soprano character.
So if you see him at a Jets game, please don't run the other way like a fool.
I'm not sure anybody actually knows why Michael Rappaport is famous.
I mean, sure, he's had a few small roles on TV shows and in movies, but did anybody know who this guy was before he started stealing the show at every celebrity All-Star game in every sport?
Sure, he may be from New Orleans, but Weezy is one of the biggest Packers fans on the planet.
Back in February, he gave Wiz Khalifa's hit song Black & Yellow a Packers twist (Green and Yellow) and it's become the team's anthem ever since.
Long Island-native Kevin James loves his New York teams.
Especially the Mets, whose old ballpark gave him motivation to name his daughter Shea.
I find it funny that the Bobcats still manage to suck despite having both Nelly and Michael Jordan as part owners.
Bill Murray, what a guy. From Ghostbusters to Groundhog Day, the guy never failed to make us laugh.
But with all the great films Murray's made, he'd probably tell you Space Jam was his favorite. As a Bulls fan, how could it not be?
When he was a kid, Tom Hanks was a peanut vendor for the Oakland A's. Which isn't a bad job at all when you love sports as much as Hanks.
The Forrest Gump star is also an avid fan of the Raiders, Cal Bears and Aston Villa soccer team.
For his 50th birthday, Hanks' gift to himself was to visit seven MLB ballparks.
This guy just flat out loves sports.
It's a shame he's not younger. He would have made a great Billy Beane for the Moneyball movie.
Tim McGraw may not be as synonymous with the Packers as Lil' Wayne or Justin Timberlake, but he should be.
McGraw has been a Packers fan for life; he lives and dies with the team.
He's the second biggest celebrity Green Bay fan to my knowledge.
Now you know we're getting closer to the top, because Alec Baldwin is one of the most iconic Yankees fans out there.
He goes to a bunch of games every year, and he also represents the Yankees in the soon-to-be-classic New Era Cap commercials.
Who could follow Baldwin other than the man who is his adversary in the New Era Cap commercials?
The Office's John Krasinski has been a Boston sports fan all his life, with his favorite team being the Red Sox by far.
He even claims that he was on the back cover of the Boston Globe the day after the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino (before he was well known) where the headline read "WHAT CURSE."
Although, I have yet to find the picture, so I can't confirm it.
Either way, Krasinski is up there when it comes to celebrity Red Sox fans.
Whether you like it or not, Adam Sandler is probably one of the most recognizable faces in America.
While a lot of that has to do with his movies, some of it also has to do with the fact that he probably appears on ESPN more than any other celeb, and he seems to get interviewed at nearly every major sporting event.
Although he considers himself a Yankees and Jets fan, he's really more of an all-around fan.
If Spike Lee ever stops going to Knicks games, Tracy Morgan very well might be the guy who overtakes him as the Knicks' No. 1 fan.
I can't remember the last time I watched a Knicks game when Tracy wasn't there. He seems to not only be there, but be interviewed at halftime every home game.
In 49 states, Tony Shalhoub is known better by the name of his TV character, Adrian Monk.
In the state of Wisconsin, he's known as the most under-the-radar season ticket holder in all of sports.
That's right, Shalhoub is a Packers season ticket holder, yet most people have no idea he's even a football fan.
Then again, most people had no idea that Monk was one of the best shows on TV for its eight-season run, so I'm sure he's used to it.
I can see the finish line now folks, we're almost there.
Matt Damon loves to go to Red Sox games with his buddy Ben Affleck; he's there almost every night.
Snoop Dogg loves him some sports.
In addition to the four teams I listed, he's also a huge Penguins fan.
Five teams? This guy's legit.
If there was an ESPY award for "Celebrity Most Likely To Be Seen at the ESPYs," Will Ferrell would win it every year.
This guy always has something funny up his sleeve for the ESPYs, and that's probably because he loves sports so much.
Ferrell wins the title of biggest celebrity USC fan hands down, and he's not too far behind when it comes to Laker fans.
Anybody who saw his ESPN 30 for 30 Straight Outta L.A., knows how passionate Ice Cube is about the Raiders.
He's as much a part of the Black Hole as any other Raiders die-hard.
He's also a pretty hardcore Laker fan.
Here's one of my all-time favorite actors. John Turturro is so terribly underrated in everything he does.
Sports fans probably know him best for playing Billy Martin on the ESPN television series The Bronx Is Burning. You may also know him for his roles in sports movies such as The Color of Money, Rounders and He Got Game.
Turturro has narrated a series of Knicks commercials and is good friends with Spike Lee as well.
One of my favorite actors out there today, I was hurt to find out Jamie Foxx is a Dallas Cowboys fan.
But knowing he's from Texas, I can't really be bitter.
Denzel always seems to be there when one of his teams has a big game—that's the type of commitment that puts you in the top 15 on this list.
Every single game, the Yankees cameras seem to find former mayor Rudy Giuliani in the crowd.
I honestly don't think he's missed a game in years.
I never really understood the point of Matthew McConaughey.
I mean, what does he do? Other than in Dazed and Confused, he's never really brought anything to a movie besides taking his shirt off (which he does too much). His last name is too damn hard to spell and I've never met somebody who actually likes him.
But then I realized what he was put on this Earth to do; be the Texas Longhorns' biggest celebrity fan.
It all makes sense now.
"In West Philadelphia born and raised..." C'mon finish it, you know you want to.
In the first line of the most iconic theme song in TV history, Will Smith sets the record straight on where he comes from, West Philly.
Which means, of course, he's a die-hard Eagles, Sixers and Phillies fan by default.
He even tried to buy the Sixers back in '06.
Too bad he didn't, for if he did, they could have probably gotten any free agent they wanted. Who doesn't want to be associated with Will Smith?
Not only is Alyssa Milano a L.A. Dodgers season ticket holder, but the chick has her own sports blog. That's top 10 material right there.
One of the greatest authors of all time, Stephen King always finds a way to reference the Red Sox in his books.
He also attends more Sox games a year than arguably anybody else.
Nick Turturro may not be as famous as his brother, but that's probably because he was too busy watching the Yankees to care.
It's almost scary how much he loves the Yankees and just baseball in general.
In fact, he's such a die-hard fan that he got his own MLB Network special titled I Breathe Baseball. I'd recommend it.
Here's one of the few guys who ups Turturro in terms of Yankee loyalty, Billy Crystal.
He once signed a one-day spring training contract with the club where he struck out in his only at-bat, at the age of 60!
The ironic thing about Crystal being a Yankees fan is the fact that he's a part owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ben Affleck is to the Red Sox as Spike Lee is to the Knicks. He absolutely goes crazy for them.
I've never heard anybody say it, but I honestly believe that Jimmy Fallon's character in Fever Pitch may have been loosely based on Affleck.
Generally, when you're not a college student, you're not supposed to sit in the student section at college basketball games.
But nobody told Ashley Judd.
The girl is completely crazy during Kentucky games.
She makes Spike Lee look sane.
No rapper takes sports more seriously than Jay Z.
The New Jersey Nets part owner simply loves sports more than anything.
His 2009 hit single Empire State of Mind has become the new theme song for his beloved New York Yankees.
When was the last time Jack Nicholson missed a Lakers game? Were any of us even alive?
This guy is the celebrity Lakers fan.
When you think of the Lakers, you think of West, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Shaq and Jack Nicholson.
He's left such a mark on the franchise that it's almost like he played for them.
Nicholson is a Yankees fan as well, but his level of dedication for them doesn't come close to rivaling his love for the Lakers.
Were you expecting anybody else?
Spike Lee is simply the biggest celebrity sports fan out there today. He's more passionate about the Knicks than Mike D'Antoni.
This man has seen it all at the Garden. He had a rivalry going with Reggie Miller.
What kind of fan gets into a rivalry with a player?
Lee is the clear No. 1.