Floyd Mayweather, Justin Bieber & Other Celebrities That Graced Staples Center for Lakers vs Warriors Opening Night

Published 10/20/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Oct 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dribbles a ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports


Every season of NBA returns with a bang, and this one was no different. Opening night proved to be a big success for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. The two teams that have been predicted to reach the NBA Finals for a face-off, both lost. However, with the season kicking off, a lot of celebrities showed up for the Warriors vs Lakers game, even Floyd Mayweather.

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Celebrities sat back and enjoyed Lakers vs Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers started their game against the Dubs on the right foot. With LeBron James throwing a long-range lob to DeAndre Jordan, the stage was set. Fans were finally breathing a sigh of relief because both LeBron James and Anthony Davis, scoring 30+ points. However, the man missing from the blockbuster recipe was Russell Westbrook.

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Westbrook could only score 8 points, and with the way Stephen Curry was struggling to shoot, this would have been the perfect opportunity for the Warriors to keep their lead. But one contribution was missing, and poof! The Dubs made an insane comeback in the fourth quarter and it was game over at 121-114.

To witness this crazy night, the stands were filled with fans. And not just that, many celebrities also showed up. There was pop singer Usher and Adele, legendary comedian Kevin Hart, Actor James Corden, Jalen Ramsey, and even Jack Nicholson. Let’s not forget, Justin Bieber also graced Staples Center with his presence, along with Floyd Mayweather himself.

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This is just the beginning…

The season is going to be as crazy as the crowd. Opening night is always a very big event, and with the league completing its 75 year anniversary, it’s even bigger. Sad that the Lakers had to endure a loss in front of such big names.

Oct 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a ball against Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan (10) during the first quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

However, all faith is not lost because this is just one game. The purple and gold still have a shot at the title, as long as they bring back some chemistry. Moreover, Westbrook needs to pull out his A-game as well. If they are able to hold on until all their players are healthy, nothing would be better.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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