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Family Photo: Swizz and Alicia’s Courtside Cheer

12/27/2011 at 01:00 PM ET
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They’re game!

To celebrate the holidays, Alicia Keys and husband Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean take their 14-month-old son Egypt Daoud to catch the New York Knicks’ first game on Sunday.

It was a close call, but the home team kicked the NBA season off with a bang with their 106-104 win against the Boston Celtics.

“[Egypt's] birthday came and there are like a hundred, billion, trillion thousand gifts. That can’t happen for Christmas,” Keys, 30, told PEOPLE last month.

“I need to figure this out now because he’s not going to be this terror 5-year-old [shouting], ‘Give me!'”

RELATED: Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz Hope to Raise a Charitable Child

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Tina on

Seems a wee bit ridiculous to me, to take a 14 month old to a basketball game, especially since it looks like they’re sitting courtside! It might make for a good photo op, but really, how much could they have enjoyed the game? That is, unless a nanny is standing by, not pictured?

J on

^^ Oh good Lord.

OnyxJones on

Egypt is getting so big. Such a cutie. My 2 yr old daughter sits and watches football with me the whole 4 hrs.

Brooke on

I take my 18 month old to basketball games all the time and she absolutely loves it! She loves watching them run up and down the court. I see nothing wrong with them taking their son to a game, they seem to be enjoying themselves.

Karen on

I go to professional sporting events all the time and there are always a bunch of babies at the game. Kids under 3 usually get in free. I have noticed that most kids at professional games are usually under the age of three or are preteen and older. It’s kids the kids in between I don’t see as often, most likely because of ticket prices and the fact they might not know what is going on.

Tina on

Give me a break! I have a two year old and a four year old. Kids this young and younger don’t sit docile like on your lap for hours on end — unless there’s something wrong with them.

Whitney on

Once a kid hits about three is when they become difficult at sporting events. Before that though they are pretty easy…

cct0303 on

Tina then in that case you should speak for yourself and your kids. There are actually plenty of kids that can sit still and are perfectly fine, So maybe you shouldn’t be so judgmental and take some time out to teach your kids how to behave when they’re out in public instead of worrying about what others do w/ their own kids;)

Lauren on

Oh good Lord, some of you just have to find something to complain about no matter what it is. Yes, I’m sure they thought hey here’s an idea, for a photo-op let’s drag our baby to a court side Knicks game. Get over yourselves. Many kids can be easily entertained at events like this, and no nothing has to be “wrong” with them. Every child is different, and maybe Egypt enjoys watching all the people running up and down the floor with the basketball. MOVE ON FROM YOUR COMPLAINING. They are a cute family enjoying a day with their cute son. End of story.

Lady on

You people can’t be serious…right?! LOL. So uptight & always pointing the finger at someone else, live a little. Do you know how long they stayed at the game? Do you know the temperment of their child or what he likes? N-O!!

Egypt is toooo cute, I love his little vest!

Robin on

@Tina, my daughter has been going to MLB games since she was about the same age and has never had a problem sitting still for 3-5 hrs at a time. She loves going and I believe if you have your children experience things at a young age, they will learn how to behave & going to such events will be enjoyable. Im with you CCT0303……if you teach your kids at a young age they will behave & be able to sit still & enjoy themselves.

Terri on

LOL…these posts are always kicks.

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