Jack Nicholson Makes Rare Public Appearance With His Family at LA Lakers Game

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The LA Lakers game on April 28 brought out lots of stars, including actor Jack Nicholson. The longtime Lakers fan has limited his public appearances in recent years, but seeing his favorite team face off against the Memphis Grizzlies in playoff Game 6 led to him returning to the stadium. His appearance marked his first time at a game since October 2021, as reported by journalist Rachel Nichols.

Jack didn’t attend the crucial game alone: “The Shining” star was joined by his son Ray Nicholson and his grandson Duke Nicholson. He also proved popular with the other fans in attendance. Over the course of the evening, the 86-year-old shook hands with Larry David and chatted with Tee Morant, the father of Grizzlies star Ja Morant. At one point, LeBron James came over to chat with the legendary Hollywood actor as well.

Fans who attended the game also shared footage of a special tribute to Jack that was played on the Jumbotron. The video included clips from “The Shining” and “Batman” before flashing to the actor sitting courtside.

In recent years, Jack has stepped out of the Hollywood spotlight. Although he never officially announced that he was retiring, the actor hasn’t starred in any projects since 2010’s “How Do You Know.” But with 78 credits and three Oscars to his name, no one can blame Jack for taking a break from Hollywood to hang with his family and cheer on his favorite NBA team.


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