The city of Cleveland is abuzz as residents get ready for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener, an event James called "probably one of the biggest sporting events." Buzz is so big it has the rumor mill working overtime as to which celebrities will attend the game.
Here are some of the celebrities believed to have been sighted in the Cleveland area on Thursday in the run up to the big game.
Jay Z and Beyonce:
Beyoncé is at the Euclid Starbucks I'm leaving work rn— Hipster Long John (@JohnRHealey) October 30, 2014
Jay z and Beyoncé at Starbucks right down the street? I think it's time for a nice cup of brew— Stephen Kozel (@Stephen_Kozel) October 30, 2014
I REPEAT THE JUSTIN BIEBER IS IN CLEVELAND AND I STILL HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL— mgeis (@_mgeisinger) October 30, 2014
Drake (of course):
Beyoncé and drake in town Cleveland is on another level for the cavs game tonight!— Kyle Gajowski (@kgajow) October 30, 2014
Cavaliers part-owner Usher:
How much is CLE buzzing? Beyonce & Jay Z were spotted @ Starbucks. Justin Beiber was seen checking into hotel. Usher is singing nat'l anthem— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) October 30, 2014
Sat next to rapper Jadakiss on plane to Cleveland. Former Yonkers point guard at Gorton wearing Knicks hat. But LeBron got him tix.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 30, 2014
This is all on top of confirmed appearances from Kevin Hart and Kendrick Lamar as part of TNT's pregame festivities, according to Cleveland.com.
And it would not be a party in Cleveland if everyone's favorite backup quarterback, Johnny Manziel, were not attending.
Cleveland is going from "Mistake by the Lake" to the height of glitz and glamor for at least one night, all courtesy of LeBron's homecoming.
No sightings yet of Cleveland's other favorite son, Drew Carey.
- Brendan Maloy