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That Time When Julianne Moore Met Her Favorite Basketball Player

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Stars from television, screen, and stage came out for the New York premiere of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut about a New Jersey ladies' man who loves pornography more than the real thing. While the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored event was intended to toast the hardworking team that's carried the film from Park City to Toronto, it doesn't mean there wasn't room for fan-girling--even if it was coming from an Oscar nominee.

Fellow New Yorkers might know that Julianne Moore (who plays Jon's night school classmate, Esther, in the film) is a diehard Knicks fan--one who is particularly fond of Iman Shumpert. For out-of-towners who need proof, look no further than her Twitter account.

congrats @I_Am_Iman on your 50th win. go #knicks! pic.twitter.com/1Kxh5nvBnh— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) April 9, 2013

U didn't fail Iman, 16 in the 3rd. Next year <3“@I_Am_Iman: My apologies #knickstape we str8 up failed.— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) May 19, 2013

Happy birthday @I_Am_Iman !— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 26, 2013

Just listening to Stephen A Smith talking about @I_Am_Iman - couldn't agree more #Indispensible— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) July 17, 2013

As we watched No. 21 breeze down the red carpet on premiere night, we thought it was only right to fill Moore in on who she might find inside. (Basketball season is just around the corner--maybe these two could talk strategy?) And watching her light up upon hearing her favorite sports hero was just a few feet away? Priceless.

Fortunately, that's not all that happened...

Yep, our work here is done.

@I_Am_Iman so happy to see u tonight at Don Jon -can't wait for the season to start #defense #skirtpants http://t.co/P5mzmhjlZM”— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) September 13, 2013

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, @I_Am_Iman]