Rockstar Lakers Superfan From Red Hot Chilli Peppers Gets Athletic For Halftime Challenge vs Grizzlies

Published 01/10/2022, 7:30 AM EST
Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Flea is a founding member of the famous band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His love for the Los Angeles Lakers dates back many years, and he even claims to be the greatest NBA analyst in his Twitter account. It doesn’t end there, as Flea has a tattoo on his right arm that reads ‘Go Lakers!’. We have seen Flea participating in most of Laker’s games and celebrating their victories over the years.

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During the halftime skills challenge of The Lakers’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he represented the Lakers. Chiefly, he missed some shots but made some great plays. Throughout every maneuver he made, his commitment to both basketball, and the Lakers was evident.

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Flea played in the halftime skills challenge for the Los Angeles Lakers

A tradition has been set to conduct the annual 3-point contest and skills challenge at halftime of all-star games. This is not the first time Flea participated in a basketball competition as in the ‘90s, he made six consecutive 3-pointers on the court.

This incident occurred during an MTV-hosted celebrity basketball competition dubbed “Rock N’ Jock”, where he posted a photo on Instagram of his turn in the court, accompanied by the caption, “I’m just saying. I made 6 in a row and won that s*it, didn’t even need to shoot the last one. Tell me something good.”

 

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When Kobe Bryant, the Laker’s nation’s favorite player, passed away, he was present to show his support for the team by showing his tribute and sharing his thoughts on the matter.

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“Basketball is an art and just like that brings us together and brings us all under this umbrella of this incredible art form that we watch people innovate and take further and further and deeper, so does Kobe’s death bring us together,” he said. [h/t nme.com]

When the Lakers played the Grizzlies, the match didn’t end in favor of the purple and gold unit. It was interesting to see their biggest fans following them on the court for that game during halftime. However, the Lakers weren’t able to keep up during clinical sections of the contest and ended up losing 119-127.

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What did you think of Flea’s performance and the Laker’s match with the Grizzlies?

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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