The Atlanta-based rapped was recently at TD Garden for Game 5 of the ECFs, which led to many fans wondering why Gucci Mane is a Celtics fan.
The Boston Celtics are one of the most historic franchises in the NBA. They are one of two teams (the other being fierce rivals the Los Angeles Lakers) with 17 NBA Championships and have had countless Hall of Fame players from Bill Russell to Larry Bird and Kevin Garnett.
Boston supporters are also one of the most loyal and fierce fanbases in the league, and there appears to be a surprise member. The NBA community is wondering why rapper Gucci Mane is a Celtics fan after he was spotted at TD Garden recently.
Gucci Mane attends Game 4 of ECFs between Celtics and Heat
The Celtics are currently into their fourth Eastern Conference Finals in six years. The franchise, led by head coach Ime Udoka, is facing off against the Miami Heat, and on Monday night (24 May) they played in Game 4 of the series at TD Garden.
The Celtics won the game 102-82 to even the series up at 2-2, and rapper Gucci Mane was spotted sitting court-side cheering on the C’s:
Fans are wondering why Gucci Mane appears to be a Celtics fan
This isn’t the first time the rapper has been cheering on Boston, causing fans to wonder why Gucci Mane is a Celtics fan.
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Delantic Davis, was born in Bessemer, Alabama, but lived in Atlanta from the age of nine when he moved there with his mother. Mane would go on to pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music and become one of the most prominent Atlanta-based rappers in the music industry.
Fans took to Twitter to ask why such a prominent Atlanta rapper would be rooting so heavily for the Celtics:
Fortunately, though, Mane appears to be a good omen for the Celtics:
Gucci Mane appears to be a fan of multiple teams
Working out which team Gucci Mane actually supports is a tricky exercise.
According to ESPN, Gucci Mane usually roots for his home team the Atlanta Hawks, and even proposed to his wife, Keyshia Ka’Oir, during Kiss Cam at a Hawks game in 2016.
However, according to Heavy, Gucci Mane has been known to rep the Milwaukee Bucks, and was once spotted swapping jerseys with fellow rapper Drake:
There was also another occasion when Gucci was sitting court-side in a 76ers jersey:
So where do the Celtics come into all this? Well, Gucci Mane and Boston star Jaylen Brown are known to be tight, and the pair share an Atlanta connection as that’s where Brown is from.
The two have developed a close friendship over the year and Gucci has often repped his boy’s jersey:
In 2018, Gucci encouraged people to vote for Brown as an All-Star, calling him his ‘nephew’. There are some suggestions the pair are related but this has never actually been confirmed:
Ultimately, it seems as though Gucci Mane doesn’t support one specific NBA team, rather, he roots for a number of franchises and star players who he gets along with.
Either way, who wouldn’t want to be at TD Garden to watch the Eastern Conference Finals? Gucci, you support whoever you want!
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