These celebrities love their Houston home teams

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Rapper Bun B throws out the first pitch before game four of the American League Divison Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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As the Houston Astros march through the Major League Baseball playoffs, the Texans begin their season under a promising rookie quarterback, and the Rockets blast off with new point guard Chris Paul, Houston sports fans have many reasons to celebrate this month. Many top-name celebrities are among those with rooting interests in Houston’s home teams.


IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT – Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at NRG Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Houston. (Photo by Daniela Vesco/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

The Queen B grew up in Houston, went to school in Alief, and loves her Houston teams. At one point, she was rumored to be part of an ownership group looking to purchase the Rockets, just as her husband, rapper Jay-Z, had a minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets. If the Astros meet the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, it might be a tense time for Astros fan Beyonce and her Yankees fan husband.

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Bun B

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 16: Houston rapper Bun B throws out first pitch at Minute Maid Park on September 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Speaking of rappers, the Houston-based rapper/Rice University professor has been a ubiquitous presence at local sporting events. He even wrote a song, “Crush City”, to celebrate the Astros’ 2015 playoff appearance. However, some fans have linked Bun’s appearances to the team’s misfortunes, as a fan started a petition to “Ban Bun B from Houston Sports.”


Richard Linklater

The filmmaker behind “Dazed and Confused” and “Boyhood” grew up as an Astros fan. He earned a baseball scholarship to Sam Houston State University and made his latest film, “Everybody Wants Some”, based on his experience on a college baseball team in the early 1980s.

Jim Parsons

The “Big Bang Theory” star and Houston native is such a big Rockets fan, he once made a YouTube video and begged then-free agent Dwight Howard to join the team. Parsons is also, like most Houstonians, a big fan of J.J. Watt and the Texans.

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ZZ Top

That little old band from Houston, Texas, got their start at Rudyard’s Pub in Montrose, and still call Houston home. Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons, and Frank Beard all have Rockets season tickets. However, they have yet to confirm if they were the inspiration behind James Harden’s equally-famous beard.

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