By Eric Ditzian
For the second year in a row, and the sixth time this decade, the Los Angeles Lakers have made it to the NBA Finals. And judging by who was in the courtside seats during Game 1 against the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, the celebrity fan excitement for a shot at another championship has not worn off.
Among the stars in attendance at L.A.'s Staples Center were Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Randy Jackson, Benji Madden, Cee-Lo, Anthony Kiedis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Tobey Maguire, Jack Nicholson and Lauren Conrad.
Conrad was so impressed with her prime real estate behind the basket that she took to her Twitter to say, "Best seat I will ever sit in. ... Go Lakers!!"
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers did not disappoint, routing the Magic 100-75. Bryant led the way with 40 points and eight assists. The series picks up again on Sunday in L.A. Game 3 will take place Tuesday in Orlando, where the star wattage might be, oh, just a bit dimmer.