When you think of Los Angeles Lakers fans, one person typically comes to mind: Jack Nicholson. So what on earth was the three-time Academy Award-winning actor doing, sitting courtside Thursday night of Game 6 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in their Western Conference semifinal series? Evidently, blowing off young fans.
Of course, the Hollywood icon is a big sports fan and just wanted to check out an NBA playoff game. Nicholson was also sitting next to filmmaker and apparent Clippers fan James L. Brooks, who directed Nicholson to two of his Oscar wins (in "Terms of Endearment" and "As Good As It Gets"). Alas, the 77-year-old's presence may have been bad karma. OKC beat L.A. 104-98 to advance to the conference finals.
Meanwhile, one of the newest members of the St. Louis Rams is getting heat for unexpected reasons. Michael Sam reportedly failed to inform the NFL team (or any NFL team, for that matter) prior to being selected in the seventh round that an Oprah Winfrey-produced documentary series chronicling his life was in the works out of fear that it would affect his draft status.
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