Los Angeles Lakers Opening Day Draws Out the Stars
While the on-court action was delayed thanks to a bargaining agreement-related holdout, the 2011-2012 NBA season finally got underway with Staples Center hosting an opening day matchup between the hometown Los Angeles Lakers and visiting Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day (December 25).
Never short of star power in the stands, celebrities including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green turned up at the famous venue to watch Kobe Bryant and co. kick off another year of hardwood competition.
Other stars lining the Staples Center seats for the heated contest included everyone from Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine and his model girlfriend Anne V to Snoop Dogg, Ashley Benseon, Anthony Kiedis and Dyan Cannon.
In the end, the visiting Bulls emerged victorious by a score of 88-87 thanks to a game winning shot and 22 point performance by last year's league MVP Derrick Rose.
Enjoy the pictures from the Los Angeles Lakers/Chicago Bulls basketball game (December 25).