In Photos: Alex Rodriguez, Kamaru Usman among A-list sports personalities watching Florida Panthers take on Edmonton Oilers in Game 5

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2024 Stanley Cup Final - Game Five
2024 Stanley Cup Final - Game Five (Image Credit NHL and Chris Johnston on X)

The Florida Panthers hosted an exciting Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

In the audience, Alex Rodriguez, Kamaru Usman, Mark Ingram II Jaylen Waddle and golf legend Jack Nicklaus were among the sporting personalities spotted watching the game at Amerant Bank Arena.

They were seen wearing Florida Panthers jerseys to show their support for the home team. Kamaru Usman is a mixed martial artist, former freestyle and folkstyle wrestler and is currently excelling in the UFC's Middleweight division.

Kamaru Usman and Mark Ingram posing with Brady Tkachuk
Kamaru Usman and Mark Ingram posing with Brady Tkachuk

New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez, known as "A Rod " was also present to witness the action unfold.

Alex Rodriguez is in the house for Game 5
Alex Rodriguez is in the house for Game 5

Mark Ingram II, a retired NFL running back with 12 seasons under his belt was also spotted supporting the Panthers. Ingram currently serves as a media personality at Fox Sports.

Jaylen Waddle is a rising star in the NFL, currently playing as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins.

Jack Nicklaus at Amerant Bank Arena!
Jack Nicklaus at Amerant Bank Arena!

Also featured on the roster of sports legends was Jack Nicklaus, known by the moniker "the Golden Bear," and is widely respected as one of the greatest golfers in history.

Fans react to A-list sports personalities at Game 5 between Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers

Fans expressed their excitement online over the A-list sporting personalities attending the pivotal Game 5 contest between the Panthers and Oilers.

One X/Twitter user wrote:

"Stars align for Game 5! Excited to see @USMAN84kg, Brady Tkachuk and Mark Ingram in the house! #StanleyCup #GoSportsGo."

Another fan posted:

"What a squad! Jaylen Waddle, Mark Ingram, and Kamaru Usman bringing the heat to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final! Can't wait to see the action unfold! "

Here are some more fan reactions on X:

"Get ready for a big game! Alex Rodriguez is in the house for Game 5 of the #StanleyCup Final!" one fan wrote on X.
"Whole bunch of energy banging that drum eh?" another fan wrote.
"Wow! What a star-studded lineup at Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final!" a user commented.
"Starry night in the arena! #HockeyNightInCanada @USMAN84kg, Brady Tkachuk and @markingramII all cheering for their teams! Let's go for an intense game! #StanleyCup #GoTeamGo," another user wrote.

Having such prominent figures from the sports world on hand created an electric atmosphere as the Panthers' looked to seal the series and win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history on home ice.

However, the Edmonton Oilers secured a 5-3 victory in Game 5, narrowing the Florida Panthers' lead in the series to 3-2.

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final now returns to Edmonton at Rogers Place on Friday.

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Edited by Veer Badani
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