“Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson had to walk out after Kevin Durant torched the Lakers!”: When the Anger Management stars abruptly left the Staples Center

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Published June 07, 2022

So when celebrity Lakers fans Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler are watching, does Kevin Durant take it easy? Absolutely not!   

Los Angeles, the city of stars. It is natural for the rich and famous to be in and around a city as great as LA and if you happen to be a sports fan, you will know that the Lakers are the greatest franchise in the NBA.

The Lakers games are nothing short of a celebrity runway. From Hollywood stars to athletes from other sports, there is no shortage of star power in Los Angeles.

So, when Jack Nicholson, the famed actor from The Shining, and Adam Sandler, who stared in Grown-Ups show up, you know the camera will be on them.

But what does the opposition team do? And what if the opposition has a player by the name of Kevin Durant, who is closing in on a scoring title, what does he do then?

He erupts like a super volcano and destroys the Lakers, of course! Yes, on that fateful night, Kevin Durant had no regard or respect for Laker fans.

Also read: “Mr. Kobe Bryant, can I get an autograph please?”: When Jack Nicholson crashed the Laker legend’s first All-Star Game interview in 1998

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Anger Management stars Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler leave the Staples Center after watching Kevin Durant destroy the Lakers!

Kevin Durant is on the verge of winning the scoring title and he needs to keep putting up numbers to ward off a late charge from Carmelo Anthony. He faces the Lakers at their home in the Staples Center.

In attendance are Hollywood royalty, Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. The Anger Management stars are here to support Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

Does Durant care? No. He goes off for 42 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Lakers get blown out in front of the stars and they leave early.

Yes, the duo decided it was enough and they didn’t bother to stay till the end of the game. That wasn’t the first or last time the two showed up for Laker games. However, since Kobe’s demise, Jack has not been seen in Laker games.

Let’s hope that changes soon!

Also read: “Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant”: Shannon Sharpe answers NBA Twitter on who could defeat the trio of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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