As fans of the NBA, we were over the moon to see last year’s Finals — when the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off arguably the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history — go seven games. Not only were these two of the top teams in the game, but this series featured quite possibly the two best players in the game in LeBron James and Stephen Curry. In fact, these two individuals are more than just basketball players — they are celebrities. They are celebrities who have reached the pinnacle of the sport; something not all celebrities have in them.
Only the best of the best can make it to this level of professional basketball, yet, that doesn’t mean some other famous individuals didn’t test their merit on the court. The fact is, plenty of celebrities played basketball for their respective teams in high school. Here’s a look at 15 individuals you might not have known about.
1. Britney Spears
Before Britney Spears became one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, she played basketball as a freshmanat Parklane Academy in McComb, Miss. If you don’t believe us, check out this appearance on The Ellen Show, when the “…Baby One More Time” singer proved that she still had some game.
2. George Clooney
George Clooney may have done his fair share of stealing during the Ocean’s movies, but it wouldn’t surprise us if he learned the subtle art of picking pockets during his high school days, when he suited up for the basketball team at Augusta High School. From the looks of it, Clooney was just as comfortable on the court as he is in front of the camera now.