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Game 1 of NBA Finals features star-studded virtual crowd

We were treated to some unexpected virtual guests at Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Wednesday.

The video board shows Shaquille O’Neal, Barack Obama and Dwayne Wade during the first quarter in game one of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at AdventHealth Arena. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals is underway, and the broadcast revealed some high-profile virtual guests in the first quarter of the contest.

Barack Obama, Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, Shaquille O’Neal, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Robin Roberts were among the celebrity guests tuning into the game. I guess this would be a home game for the Lakers if we weren’t in a pandemic, so it makes sense that there’s tons of notable people in the crowd. This is probably a more than what most people expected though. It’s safe to say there will me more surprise appearances throughout this series. I’m hoping the LeBron James kid from vine gets the spotlight in Game 2.