June 04, 2010
The kiss cam is an American institution, basically. You know the deal — camera scans the crowd, finds two people sitting near each other and focuses on them until they smooch. Sometimes, as a jokey joke, they put two guys on there just to see what they'll do. It's like a happy version of one of those "Saw" movies.
And then sometimes, the people in charge get even more daring and put a couple of celebrities on the kiss cam to test their mettle. Thursday night in Los Angeles during Game 1, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman stepped to the metaphorical plate and hit a metaphorical home run of hilarity.
Suuuuuuuup, guys. You win the night. Well, the Lakers win, obviously, but this makes me laugh a lot. Just two really famous guys having a kiss at a basketball game, no big deal.
As for who was responsible for the snog — well, Bateman played one of the greatest straight men ever in "Arrested Development," and Hoffman has pulled this exact same stunt in the past. Dustin's always been a big fan of sequels.