Lionel Messi’s highly-anticipated debut for Inter Miami not only drew thousands of football fans to the DRV PNK Stadium but also attracted a galaxy of stars from different fields who gathered to witness the Argentine magician in action.
Among the notable attendees was NBA legend LeBron James, who showed his love for the beautiful game by attending the match.
Sporting a white T-shirt and a stylish white bucket hat, LeBron was seen sharing a warm embrace with Messi before the game, a moment that surely left fans in awe of two sporting icons coming together.
LeBron James via IG: "Welcome brother! Always good to see and be in the presence of greatness. Coming to America!" pic.twitter.com/4g2lQT6e5e
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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was also in the crowd, accompanied by her son Saint, who is a huge fan of the 36-year-old football maestro. Kim revealed that she herself had played soccer for several years, including stints as a goalkeeper and centre-forward. She expressed her joy at seeing her son’s excitement and was delighted to be present at the thrilling encounter.
Kim Kardashian had to bring her football-obsessed son to Messi's debut ❤️
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Tennis legend Serena Williams added to the star-studded lineup of spectators, gracing the stadium with her presence. The Beckhams, David, and Victoria, who co-own Inter Miami, were not only delighted with Messi’s performance but also took the time to pose for photos with other guests.
Singer Marc Anthony was spotted in the crowd as well. And a different big-name singer, Becky G, performed the national anthem prior to the game.
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As the sold-out stadium buzzed with excitement, the famous faces in attendance further elevated the aura of the occasion. The presence of these renowned personalities showcased the global appeal and impact of Lionel Messi, whose footballing prowess continues to transcend boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide.
While Messi’s journey with Inter Miami has just begun, his spectacular debut has already left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans and celebrities alike. As the footballing world eagerly awaits more magic from the Argentine superstar, his presence on the pitch is undoubtedly a magnet that draws stars from all corners to witness greatness in action.