The stars came out in support of the LA Lakers last night and made their way to the Staples Center in downtown LA for the 2010-2011 season home opening game. Because this was the first home game of the new season, there was a special ceremony to honor the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers that took place before last night’s game. A new championship banner was raised in the arena and the team was presented with their NBA Champion rings. Celebs like Davie Beckham, Denzel Washington and little celebs like Jaden Christopher Pinkett-Smith & Justin Bieber were in the hiz to support the Lakers … here are a few photos:
Justin Bieber joined an all star audience to watch the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team receive their championship rings and then go on to beat the Houston Rockets 112-110 at the Staples Centre last night. The 16-year-old and his new best friend Jayden Smith, son of Will, sat courtside for the nail-biting game which went to the wire with the Lakers shooting a three point basket at the buzzer to win. The two boys even got some attention form the Lakers cheerleaders who sat with the boys during half-time and posed up for pictures with the smiling duo. Bieber also showed off his own skills by grabbing a ball and shooting some hoops, much to the delight of the youngsters in the crowd. Just the night before Justin had performed a concert in the same venue. During the game Justin spent time chatting with football legend and LA Galaxy player David Beckham who has become a regular courtside at Lakers home games. David, 35, looked happy and relaxed as he chatted to the young star … And David got to sit next to a Hollywood heavyweight during the game – actor Denzel Washington. David and Denzel, 55, chatted and shared jokes during the game which was the first of the new 2010/2011 season.
And so … another season for the LA Lakers is now officially underway. The boys in purple and gold will be working hard this season for a threepeat championship … and that means their very famous fans will be filling the Staples Center all season long in support of their Lakers. It’s always funny to see which celebs hang out together at these kinds of sporting events … I mean, where else would you see Becks chillin’ with Biebs?