Jack Nicholson return to court-side seat at Lakers Playoff Game after 2021, receives JumboTron tribute
Jack Nicholson returned to his court-side seat for the first time since October 19, 2021, to watch the Lakers’ playoff Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies at Crypto.com arena, indicating the game’s importance to the team.
The return of Jack Nicholson to his court-side seat at Crypto.com arena was a moment that had Lakers fans everywhere buzzing. After all, the Oscar-winning actor and diehard Lakers fan is one of the most recognizable faces in the NBA world, and his presence at any game, let alone a playoff game, is a big deal.
Nicholson’s return was not lost on the Lakers themselves nor on the other media outlets covering the game. The Lakers pregame and Spectrum SportsNet telecasts both made note of his return, while the Lakers’ official Twitter feed and radio broadcast also took notice.
Nicholson was not alone in his return, as he was joined by his son Ray and grandson Duke. And while his longtime friend and fellow sideline fixture Lou Adler was not in attendance, Nicholson had plenty of company. Tee Morant, the father of Grizzlies star Ja Morant, was spotted with the actor before the game.
Of course, Nicholson’s return to his court-side seat was not just about who he was with, but also about who he saw on the court. LeBron James, the King himself, made a point to walk over to Nicholson during warmups to shake hands and chat for a bit. And when it was time for the game to begin, Nicholson was treated to a JumboTron clip reel tribute, a ritual that is now commonplace in the NBA.
But it was not just the tribute that had the crowd roaring. A video montage of Nicholson in iconic roles such as The Shining and Batman played before the feed cut to the actor sitting in his court-side seat, and the crowd’s approval was deafening.
For Lakers fans, Nicholson’s return to his court-side seat was a welcome sight. The team has had a difficult season, and the playoffs have been no exception. But with Nicholson back in his seat, there was a sense of optimism in the air, a feeling that perhaps this was the boost the team needed to turn things around.
Of course, only time will tell if Nicholson’s presence will make a difference for the Lakers. But for one night, at least, his return to his court-side seat was a moment that will not soon be forgotten.
Q1: Who is Jack Nicholson?
A: Jack Nicholson is an Oscar-winning actor and a diehard Lakers fan.
Q2: Who else was with Jack Nicholson at the game?
A: Nicholson was joined by his son Ray and grandson Duke, as well as Tee Morant, the father of Grizzlies star Ja Morant.
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