Kim Kardashian, LeBron James and Victoria Beckham headline the star-studded crowd at Inter Miami as the A-Listers turn up to watch global superstar Lionel Messi make his debut
- The reality TV star and SKIMS founder was all smiles in a pre-match interview
- Lakers star LeBron James hung out with David Beckham before kickoff
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By Patrick Djordjevic For Dailymail.Com
Update: 9:15 p.m. EDT, July 21, 2023
Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham were the first stars to be seen in Lionel Messi’s highly anticipated MLS debut.
The Argentine starts from the bench as Inter Miami take on Cruz Azul in Fort Lauderdale on Friday night.
However, he is expected to come off the bench in the latter stages of the second half.
Kardashian posed with Victoria and David Beckham, alongside her son, Saint. Speaking to Apple TV ahead of the game, Kardashian said her son was the driving force behind her attendance.
“All summer we go to different exhibition games,” she said. “I played football for five or six years. I was a goalkeeper – and a centre-forward – I wasn’t bad, you know!
Kim Kardashian with her son Saint upon arriving at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale
LeBron James was also present – which was no surprise given his interest in football
The King kissed perhaps the greatest football player in history before the national anthem
“I loved it, so I’m glad my boy likes it – and that we can come. They are excited and it makes me so excited.
“I’m happy to be here with Victoria, David and everyone. It’s going to be such a fun game.
Kardashian was asked if Saint had a favorite player, to which she replied that it was Inter Miami’s No. 10 and he was “so excited.”
In recent weeks, Kardashian has been spotted hanging out with Manchester City phenom Erling Haaland and visiting Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium as the Gunners chase the 2022/23 Premier League title.
She and Saint also attended a PSG game in March – days after the match in north London – at the Parc des Princes as the home side beat Rennes, 2-0.
Tennis champion and longtime Florida favorite Serena Williams joined her fellow celebrities in the match against the Mexican club and was seen enjoying the company of Kim K.
NBA icon LeBron James was also pictured inside DRV PNK Stadium sporting a bucket hat and white cup.
He was able to share an embrace with Messi before the national anthem. James’ eldest son and committed to USC basketball, Bronny James was in tow with his famous dad.
Victoria Beckham arrived at the game in the hours leading up to the historic game in Florida
The reality TV star and founder of SKIMS was interviewed by Apple TV on the sidelines of the pre-game
She hosted tennis legend Serena Williams while having a drink on a sunny day
Kardashian has been spotted at several big football games this season alongside her son, Saint
James also posed for a photo with David Beckham taken by Victoria in the minutes before kick-off.
Once home to James – and now to Messi – as a member of the Miami Heat. He brought two more NBA titles to the 305 during his five-year stint between 2010-2014.
According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, the World Cup winner bought a Miami apartment in the Porsche Design Tower in 2019.