NBA Players Spotted All Over Las Vegas

Miami Heat players James Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson with Criss Angel.
Miami Heat players James Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson with Criss Angel.

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The stars of basketball seem to be all over Las Vegas while the NBA Summer League plays in Sin City through July 17.

On Wednesday night, professional basketball players James Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson watched magician Criss Angel’s “Mindfreak Live” at the Luxor. The Miami Heat players took in the 9:30 p.m. performance, and met Angel after the show.

Over at Topgolf at the MGM Grand, coach Pat Riley was spotted with a group on Tuesday, as was Houston Rockets player Jamal Franklin, who held court in the Chairman’s Suite. A large group of players including Devin Harris of the Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Ennis, Ivica Zubac and Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers, Derrick White of the San Antonio Spurs, Harry Giles – Sacramento Kings, Jamal Murray of Denver Nuggets, Pat Connaughton of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Bryn Forbes of the San Antonio Spurs hit up Topgolf that evening.

New York Giants coach Jim Fassel was also spotted at Topgolf on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, New Orleans Pelicans’ player Jordan Crawford, Toronto Raptors players and Cleveland Cavaliers player Phil Handy played Topgolf in separate parties.

This week, the groups took advantage of the new Topgolf summer menu chowing on barbecue platters, wings and flatbreads.

Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri

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Entertaining the players? Performers such as Jermaine Dupri, who continued his summer residency Thursday night at Tao Nightclub in the Venetian with a blowout set. The Grammy Award-winning artist took over Worship Thursday as he pumped out hit after hit. On Thursday afternoon at Marquee Dayclub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, professional boxer Anthony Joshua was seen taking in the afternoon with friends from a VIP cabana.