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NBA names party before & after game 7

 

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The Miami Heat players started their celebration with 100 magnum bottles of Moet Ice Imperial for their locker room celebration at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Later at Story night club, Drake performed as the players, staff and Coach Erik Spoelstra had more than 100 bottles of Dom Perignon Luminous.

As to be expected, Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena was in high spirits during a nail biting game seven. Dwyane Wade’s girlfriend Gabrielle Union, BET host Terrence J and Grey’s Anatomy actor and NBA Finals pitchman Jesse Williams let loose to the sounds of DJ Irie while enjoying copious amounts of champagne.

San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker had dinner yet again Monday at his fave Miami French spot, db Bistro Moderne, with his family and friends Monday night. Parker indulged in his favorite French fries and Madeleines at the quick dinner.

New York Knicks’ no. 1 fan Spike Lee was seen Thursday night at SET having drinks with a group of friends.

Shaquille O’Neal was spotted enjoying a late lunch with a friend at Bianca at the Delano on Tuesday afternoon.

Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player Bill Russell, former Boston Celtics player who won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year-career, was spotted at the Hotel Beaux Arts in downtown Miami. A slew of other ex NBA stars and even NFL stars were also seen there, including Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took his coach staff to dinner Wednesday at db Bistro Moderne Miami. Pop and his group enjoyed a nice dinner with wine. Spurs player Boris Diaw was seated with friends a few tables away from the coach. According to the staff, the usually stoic Popovich smiled and was “really friendly and talked a lot more than he does on ESPN.”

Magic Johnson spent Wednesday pampering himself with a manicure, pedicure and massage at Bliss Spa at the W South Beach. Later that night, Johnson and his ESPN crew of Bill Simmons, Michael Wilbon and Jalen Rose all dined together at Prime 112. Johnson was swarmed by fans when leaving the restaurant and spent more than 20 minutes taking pictures with a smile on the whole time.

Lenny Kravitz, seen celebrating at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena for game six on Tuesday and game seven Thursday and art dealer Vito Schnabel partied it up separately Tuesday at the Favela Beach party at WALL Lounge . While Kravitz said “no” to the booze, he and a few friends enjoyed the company of several women at a private table.

Mexican crooner Luis Miguel was seen Tuesday night sipping tequila cocktails in SET’s new 2nd floor cocktail room.

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