Jack Nicholson takes in another Lakers game as L.A. edges closer to exit
After being out of the public eye prior to the Lakers playoff run, Nicholson was once again spotted at the Crypto.com Arena.
Jack Nicholson was back at the Crypto.com Arena on Saturday night as he watched the Los Angeles Lakers do battle with the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals.
After largely being out of the public eye for quite some time, the 86-year-old has been seen at Lakers games quite a few times recently as they make a deep run in the playoffs.
Nicholson was back in his courtside seats, alongside youngest son Ray Nicholson, on Saturday, cheering on the the purple and gold while dressed in mostly black, along with a blue polo and his sunglasses with Dave Chappelle by his side.
Unfortunately for the actor, his presence wasn’t enough to lift the Lakers to victory as they fell 119 to 108.
As a result, the Nuggets now lead the best-of-seven series 3-0, meaning one more victory will send them to their first ever NBA Finals at the expense of the Lakers.
Nicholson was a fixture at Lakers games in the past
Nicholson used to be a fixture at Lakers games in the past, but since retiring, the actor has largely kept out of the public eye.
He’s attended four games so far these playoffs. Prior to that, the last time Nicholson was in attendance for a Lakers game was the season opener back in October 2021 as per ESPN.
Back on April 28, the actor was seen chatting it up with ‘Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David and LeBron James.
He was also honored with a video montage of his roles in ‘The Shining’ and as Joker in ‘Batman’ on the jumbotron.
As for his acting career, the last time Nicholson was seen on screen was when he portrayed corporate CEO Charles Madison in the 2010 rom-com ‘How Do You Know’. The film made just $48.7 million after costing $120 million to make.
In 2013, he was asked by The Sydney Morning Herald why he hasn’t taken on more roles since then, to which he responded: “I’m not going to work until the day I die, that’s not why I started this. I mean, I’m not driven. I was driven — but I’m not, I don’t have to be out there anymore.”