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It’s not surprising that the global takeover by K-pop stars is intersecting with the NBA. Leveraging the widespread Hallyu wave, the NBA has successfully formed some noteworthy partnerships with Korean artists. Following the league’s collaboration with BTS member Suga, the girl band Le Sserafim has hinted at their upcoming collaboration with the Los Angeles Lakers. This unlikely pairing recently led to an enchanting meeting between Magic Johnson and the pop stars.

After much anticipation, the K-pop group finally made its debut appearance in the recent Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Magic Johnson posed with Le Sserafim for a photograph

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Fans were filled with joy and anticipation as the girl band made its memorable NBA debut. What’s truly beautiful is the fusion of two global powerhouses. People couldn’t contain their excitement as they witnessed Lakers legend Magic Johnson posing for a photo with the pop stars.

The video capturing their encounter quickly went viral on the internet. In it, we can see the 5x NBA champion extending his congratulations to the ladies for their collaboration. Subsequently, he asked for a photo together.

It appears that the K-pop wave has also captivated the basketball mastermind. What caught fans’ attention was the members wearing the purple and gold Lakers jerseys during the game.

Fan excitement reached a fever pitch when one of the group members, Yunjin, shared a picture of their jerseys on her Instagram post. Each jersey proudly displayed the names of the group’s members: Yunjin, Sakura, Chaewon, Kazuha, and Eunchae, prominently featuring the NBA logo. The post was captioned, “A Perfect Night” causing a wave of speculation among fans.

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The enigmatic message and the visual clue also triggered fan speculation about the possibility of the group preparing for a halftime show in an upcoming Lakers game.

The Lakers girls performed to Le Sserafim’s hit song

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While they could not witness the performance, the fans were completely enamored by the star’s snap with the legend.

The Lakers girls, renowned for their captivating performances, took center stage and paid tribute to the band by performing one of their popular songs, “Antifragile.” 

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Their presence only enhanced the Lakers 130-125 victory over the Clippers.

The crowd and netizens’ enthusiastic response also demonstrated an extraordinary fusion of sports and music, making the evening unforgettable for fans.