That annual ritual known as March Madness kicks off on Sunday and while not all of us at "The Face" are super into the whole sports thing, we have noticed that basketball games tend to attract a fair amount of supermodels. And yes, that may be because a lot of models have dated avid Lakers fan Leonardo DiCaprio, but these beautiful ladies—including coaches Naomi and Karolina—seem to be pretty into it. So let's take a look 12 Amazing Pics of Models Courtside.
(Note: Yes, we know that March Madness is college ball, but the supermodels only hit the NBA games. Same sport though, right?)
12. Oh Wait ...
One exception, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue models Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith, Jessica Perez, Julie Henderson, Natasha Barnard, Kate Bock and Hannah Davis show their support for the NCAA championships. Bet those players were really happy about that.
11. Yeah, Leo. We're Onto You.
The poster boy for Modelizing brings then-girlfriend Bar Refaeli to a Lakers v. Oklahoma City Thunder game in 2010. She looks excited, him, not so much.
10. The Other One
And coming in at a close second for number one Modelizer, it's Adam Levine. Here he brought then girlfriend Victoria's Secret Angel Anne V. to a Lakers versus Denver Nuggets game in 2011. Interestingly enough, he's now dating Bar Refaeli, who is probably well-schooled on the Lakers by now.
9. Kate Upton Is Into Basketball, Too
Footballers' dream girl/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl (two years in a row, check) joined her fellow models at the NCAA event. It really was the players' lucky day, huh?
8. Happiest Mascot Ever
A clothed Chrissy Teigen made Benny the Bull's lifetime at a Chicago Bulls game with fiance John Legend.
7. Gisele Alert!
Remember when Mrs. Tom Brady used to date Leonardo DiCaprio? Man, both of them are really good daters, huh? Here she's enjoying a (duh) Lakers game before she dedicated her life to supporting on the football field sidelines.
6. Good Luck Charm
Maybe the bball players will have to fight the footballers over Kate Upton. Here she is wishing either the New York Knicks or the Los Angeles Clippers good luck before a game.
5. Supermodel Sighting
Cindy Crawford and hubs Rande Gerber seem to be legitimately into this Lakers v. Suns game, right?
4. One Third of "The Trinity"
The ageless Christy Turlington sits courtside with hubby/actor-director/native New Yorker Ed Burns at a Los Angeles Lakers game. Wouldn't you think that Ed would be a Knicks fan? Or even Brooklyn Nets? Maybe he got free tix.
3. Major Courtside Distraction
Seriously, how did the Heat or the Wizards manage to get anything done with Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio (in cut-offs and a crop top ... ) and Gisele Bundchen standing courtside. We feel like this deserves some sort of "Angels in the Outfield" play on words. "VS Angels at the Foul Lines?"
2. KK Loves BBall
Honestly, this has got to be the most amazing pic of Karolina ever. One: She's at a Knicks game with Jay Z. (This was in 2003, pre-dating the whole Brooklyn Nets hoopla.) Two: She's totally into the game. Think she's yelling: "DEFENSE?"
1. The Fact that Naomi is Watching a Basketball Game
Naomi, we didn't know you were into baskeball! Well, of course if it's an All-Star Game and she's enjoying the sporting event with pal and boxer Lennox Lewis. And that makes two-thirds of the Trinity spotted courtside!
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