Famous faces show up for Miami’s showdown with Duke

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant watches the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Miami Hurricanes.

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Wednesday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between Miami and No. 18 Duke drew some famous faces to BankUnited Center.

Miami Heat players LeBron James Dwyane Wade, UM alumnus James Jones and Duke grad Shane Battier took in the game. So did Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who cameras caught throwing up the U.

At the start of halftime, ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale met with James and Wade.

Wade, who has missed the past three games to rest his knee, took a few halfcourt shots with University of Miami mascot Sebastian the Ibis during halftime. Neither connected on one.

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