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Wayne Gretzky, Drake and Richard Branson among the celebs at Game 5 of NBA Finals

Houston Chronicle logo Houston Chronicle 6/11/2019 Drew Costley, SFGATE

Click through the gallery for a look at the celebrities in attendance of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. 

Of all of the celebrities in attendance at Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, Raptors fans were most likely excited about either Wayne Gretzky or Eugene Levy.

Two of Canada's favorite homegrown celebrities, Gretzky is also arguably the best hockey player of all time and Levy is one of the country's most famous comedic actors.

People were definitely excited for Gretzky's appearance at the game, as one basketball writer said the crowd at Scotiabank Arena cheered when he was shown on the big screen. But there was another moment that probably endeared Raptors fans more to Levy for Game 5.

Whoever was filming the Raptors faithful singing the country's national anthem, "O' Canada," found Levy singing the anthem and then flipped to Toronto rapper and Raptors superfan Drake singing it.

The moment excited Raptors fans, with one saying "The Eugene Levy to Drake cut during Oh Canada killed me."

Another person watching the game made the moment even more Canadian by referencing legendary comedian John Candy. "A basketball crowd cheering because Eugene Levy is shown in the crowd... that gets 5 John Candys on the official Canadian scale," they wrote.

Levy, Gretzky, and Drake weren't the only celebrities seen at the game. Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez was at the game and predicted a Raptors' win in Game 5.

There were famous people from with Bay Area ties, too.

One of them was Michelle Wie, the professional golfer who attended Stanford University. She was seen sitting next to Canadian tennis player Genie Bouchard court side before the game started.

Thierry Henry, the professional soccer player turned coach, entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Raptors legends Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter were also in attendance at the game.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: drew.costley@sfgate.com | Twitter: @drewcostley

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