Both games of the NBA India Games 2019 were played in front of different audiences.
Game 1 on October 4th was played in front of 3,000 boys and girls from the participating Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA schools in Mumbai while Game 2 on October 5 was open to the public. However, both games brought their fair share of celebrities to the NSCI Dome as the historic event went down.
Here's a look at the all the celebrities (in no particular order) that attended the Pacers- Kings contests, the first-ever NBA games to be played in India:
Toronto Raptors' superfan Nav Bhatia was present at nearly all events through the week of NBA India Games including both games. In fact, he was in India in August to promote the India Games .
The popular acrtress and producer, who partnered with the NBA to promote the games in India , was present with her sister Parineeti Chopra at the second game on October 5th.
Legendary! #LarryBird 🙌🏀@NBAIndia #NBAIndiaGames pic.twitter.com/diPguwAwZR- PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 5, 2019
Bhuvan Bam is an Indian comedian and singer. In 2018, he became the first Indian individual YouTube content creator to cross the 10 million subscribers landmark.
In 2018, he was invited to watch a game in Boston and earlier this year, he was in Charlotte to take in the 2019 All-Star Weekend . In Game 1 of the NBA India Games, he sang the national anthem before the game while in Game 2, he took in the action from the sidelines.
Probably the best night of my life. Singing the National Anthem at the first ever NBA games happening in Mumbai, India. Speechless and filled with joy. Jai Hind🇮🇳🥰#BBxNBA @NBAIndia #NBAIndiaGames2019 pic.twitter.com/j50DEG8RXe- Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) October 4, 2019
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Basketball fan Anand Ahuja was present at Game 1 with his actress wife Sonam Kapoor.
NBA India ambassador and former Indian college basketball player Rannvijay Singh was present at both games with his wife.
Satnam Singh Bhamara
The popular Indian basketball player, who played a huge role in spreading the sport and the league in India especially over the past few years, was also present at the historic event.
Satnam was drafted 52nd overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2015 Draft becoming the first Indian ever to be drafted in to the NBA.
Malaika Arora and John Abraham
Malaika Arora, the model-actress was present at Game 1 on October 4th. So was actor, producer John Abraham with his wife.
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Thanks to a lot of people for having me at the FIRST NBA game in India but first let's salute these fine people @priyankachopra @navbhatiasuperfan and the owner of the @sacramentokings @vivek Feeling very lucky to have been able to share this moment with my motherland!!! #DeportedWorldTour #TheSagaContinues
Popular dancer and choreagrapher was also in attendance at the NBA India Games. He was courtside for Game 2 on October 5th.
18-time Grand Slam Champion and Indian tennis superstar Leander Paes was courtside as well for Game 2.
What an incredible time this evening watching the @NBA in Mumbai! Watched some great basketball, shook Larry Bird's hand, and caught up with some old friends 🏀 @priyankachopra @shiekhspear #NBAIndiaGames pic.twitter.com/m9gNYTzEZd- Leander Paes (@Leander) October 5, 2019
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar
Performed National anthem at first @NBA @NBAIndia- Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) October 5, 2019
Enjoying the Game 🔥 pic.twitter.com/UTxzFKEXMK
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. . 👕👖 - @narendrakumardesign. 💄- @blendingiscardio . Hair - @humera_shaikh19 . Styled by - @who_wore_what_when . . . Thanks #Mairu for the fantastic court side tickets for Indiana Pacers Vs Kings! Basketball is growing in India and how ! 🏀! . . . . #saturday #ootd #weekend #fashion #NBAinIndia #NBAinMumbai #richachadha #Sports
Rahul Bose and Saiyami Kher
Actors Rahul Bose and Saiyami Kher were seated courtside on October 4th. Earlier in the year, Kher was at a Warriors game at the Oracle Arena .
Thank you @NBAIndia for the best seats in the house! Who would have imagined that one day we would get to watch a NBA in India! This is just amazing. I love watching any sport live & really hope this makes Basketball grow in India. #NBAIndiaGames #NBAIndiaGames2019 pic.twitter.com/clRmCBESCU- Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) October 6, 2019
Last but certainly not the least the honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju.
Prior to Game 2, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver handed the ball to Rijiju to mark the start of the final game of the NBA India Games.
Beginning of a sports movement in India. Not only for @NBAIndia Basketball but for the Sports as a whole. @NBA 🏀 https://t.co/PqW2lUUKPl pic.twitter.com/iJJjCGJSSf- Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 6, 2019
For more updates and stories on the NBA India Games 2019, you can follow NBA.com's page dedicated to the historic event .