Celebrity Lakers Fans: Why Celebrities Root For Los Angeles Lakers

There is no other professional sports team that has a bigger celebrity fan following than the Los Angeles Lakers. For some reason, the celebrities flock to their games and sit court side, but why? We take a look into the Los Angeles Lakers fans and why celebrities love them so much.

Celebrity Los Angeles Lakers Fans
Source: CBS

Hometown Love

The big reason seems pretty obvious: they are located in Los Angeles. We all like to root for our home team, right? That seems like an obvious choice, so the celebrities are living in Hollywood and rooting for the Lakers. It only makes sense.

Camera Time

We all know these celebrities love to be the center of attention, hence why they pursued the careers they did. They love being on camera and in photos. What better way to get on camera than appearing at a Lakers game and sitting court side? They know they will make it on the television, so they sit through a game for more exposure.

The List of Fans

We have seen many celebrities at Los Angeles Lakers games over the years. Some are hit and miss, but we have seen some constant fans along the years. This is a long list, but we picked out some of the big names that have made the list:

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Justin Bieber
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Selena Gomez
  • Adam Sandler
  • David Beckham
  • The Kardashians
  • Penny Marshall

The Kardashians

They did make the list of fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, but that also depends on who they are dating or married to at that time. They have had their share of relationships with NBA players, so if they play for the Lakers, then they are fans at that time.

Their Biggest Fan

Of all the celebrities that have been seen at Lakers games, the biggest fan award has to go to Jack Nicholson. He seems to be at every home game and has supported them in their good years and their bad years. He is the true testament to what a sports fan is and stays true to his team, despite them being good and winning championship rings or losing the majority of their games!