court·​side | \ˈkȯrt-ˌsīd \

Definition of courtside 

: the area at the edge of a court (as for tennis or basketball)

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Welcome home Meek Mill,’’ said the game announcer to the rapper, who was sitting courtside next to actor Kevin Hart and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin., "Patriots congratulate rapper Meek Mill: ‘Justice for our friend. Finally free’," 24 Apr. 2018 Remember Wade staring icicles at 76ers-jersey-wearing comedian Kevin Hart standing courtside, and later Tweeting that his (former?) friend wasn't welcome in Miami? Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Why did the Heat lose Game 3? Start with Embiid showing up and Whiteside disappearing | Miami Herald," 19 Apr. 2018 While his players took turns snipping off pieces of the net, Beilein made his way courtside, for a radio interview. Greg Bishop,, "Behind a Dominant Defense and Continual Growth, Michigan Has Made Its Season a Special One," 25 Mar. 2018 Sitting courtside, the singer was spotted rummaging through her vintage Dior bag, which sounds like an ideal way to pass the time at a basketball game. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Was The Real Winner At Last Night's NBA Finals Game," 2 June 2017 And this time, Paul Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it. USA TODAY, "Overhauled Cavs rout Celtics on Paul Pierce's day," 11 Feb. 2018 Sitting courtside in Miami to watch the Miami Heat overtake the New York Knicks—likely to celebrate Ka’oir’s birthday that same day—Mane and Ka’oir matched in a more abstract sense. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir Just Changed the Game for Couples Style," 8 Jan. 2018 Kansas coach Bill Self was seen sitting courtside at the game as reported by Will Gillory of Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Details of Devonté Graham's contract revealed: $4 million over three seasons," 7 July 2018 Many teams front the bill for their star players—virtually the entire Jazz roster attended Utah’s games this week—to visit for several days, sitting courtside and donning the latest trend in backpacks. Jake Fischer,, "The Economics of a Las Vegas Summer League Invite," 12 July 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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: the area at the edge of a tennis or basketball court

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