Aaron Donald sat courtside to watch the Los Angeles Lakers after the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl, and Matthew Stafford did the same shortly after. After watching his teammates have fun watching the Lakers (if that’s even possible this season), Cooper Kupp shared on Twitter earlier this month that he’d love to be the next Rams player to sit courtside to watch. to the Lakers.
Kupp got his wish Wednesday night when the Super Bowl MVP was able to get tickets on the court for the Lakers’ matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.
When Donald left a few days after the Super Bowl, the Lakers were able to defeat the Utah Jazz by a score of 106-103, with LeBron James scoring 33 points. The All-Pro defensive tackle was seen interacting with James, shaking hands with him throughout the game as the four-time NBA champion continued to knock down impressive shots.
Stafford would do the same, as he was set to attend the Lakers’ clash with the Golden State Warriors earlier this month. Los Angeles beat Golden State 124-116, largely because James supplied a whopping 56 points, saying he had to “put on a show” with Stafford in the building.
Unfortunately for Kupp, James was not active for the Lakers on Wednesday night against the 76ers and Los Angeles lost the game 126-121 as a result. At the very least, Kupp was able to get a photo with James.
Members of the Rams were good luck charms for the Lakers before Kupp attended Wednesday’s game. Seeing as James was unavailable for Los Angeles, maybe the Lakers will give him another chance in the future to sit courtside.