2010 NBA Finals: Jack Nicholson’s Moon Over Boston Anniversary

As the 2010 NBA Finals now head east to Boston, one has to wonder if the Los Angeles Lakers’ number one fan, actor Jack Nicholson, will make the journey as well. And, if he did, would he again decide to drop his shorts and moon the Boston Garden crowd?

Sound outrageous? No way would anyone, least of all an Academy Award winning actor, do such a stunt. Right? Wrong!

26 years ago in 1984, the Los Angeles Lakers battled their hated rival, the Boston Celtics, for a chance to win the NBA Title. This was the start of the Magic Johnson and Larry Bird wars.  

And, just like today, the rivalry was fierce, with each team loaded with superstars who put everything on the line, left everything on the court to be champion.

But giving 100% wasn’t only reserved for play on the court. Jack Nicholson may be known as a famous actor or the guy who sits court-side at all Lakers home games. Many Lakers fans may even have a small clue how much Jack loves the game and his beloved Lakers. But nobody realizes what a die-hard sports junkie this guy really is.

Besides longtime Lakers announcer Chick Hearn, Jack is the enduring face of the Lakers. It seems he’s been there as long as the Lakers have been in L.A. And, it is almost true.  

Jack was there in the early glory days of the Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain led teams in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He stuck with the team during a down time in the mid-seventies and watched the Magic Showtime years of the 1980’s firsthand.

He sat closeup in awe to the three-peat teams of the dynamic and volatile duo of Shaq and Kobe. Now, in his older years, Jack is still privileged to have great seats and another Lakers dynasty. 

He and his friend, Lou Adler, a renowned music producer who sits alongside Jack, have been going to Lakers game for 40 years. The two started up high at the old Fabulous Forum and worked their w...

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