Lakers Head to Boston as L.A. Hometown Heroes

They said it couldn’t be done, that no team has ever come back from a 3-1 losing position to take the NBA Finals. But Hollywood doesn’t give up on its boys, and come back the Los Angeles Lakers did—whipping the Boston Celtics in a balls-out game-five battle on the Staples Center hardcourt.

And the Tinseltown contingent represented nicely: Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Paula Abdul, Matt Damon, David Beckham, David Spade, Anthony Kiedis, Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Downey Jr. and on and on.  Ashanti sang the National Anthem. It was an A-list affair all around.

Alas, now the Lakes must bid adieu to the hometown adoration and take on the Celtics in enemy territory. Best wishes in Beantown, boys—we’re with you in spirit!   

Click into the gallery at right to see our growing gallery of NBA Finals fans—and be sure to check back after Tuesday’s game six.