For The First Time In Two Years, Jack Nicholson, 84, Makes A Rare Public Appearance At A Lakers Game
On Tuesday, Jack Nicholson was photographed sitting courtside with his son Ray at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game, looking relaxed and joyful as he posed for photos.
When Jack Nicholson, 84, showed up at a basketball game for the first time in two years on Oct. 19, he drew a lot of attention. The actor, who hasn’t acted in a film since 2010’s How Do You Know, sat courtside with his son Ray Nicholson, 29, at a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. He wore a black jacket over a brown top and slacks and flashed a smile, looking relaxed and cheerful.
The skilled actor also wore a black face mask that he drew down to rest on his neck at one point. He completed the appearance by wearing dark glasses and posing in his seat with a bejeweled basketball. His youngster, dressed in a black blazer and jeans with a Los Angeles Lakers face mask, looked just as good as his father.
Jack made his most recent visit at a basketball game two years ago, when he watched a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at the Staples Center in January 2020. Ray also joined him at that time, which is not surprising given their shared love of the Lakers. They stopped going to the games because of the COVID pandemic, which broke out in the United States in February 2020. In 2019, he was also spotted attending a game with his daughter Lorraine Nicholson.
When asked about former player Kobe Bryant’s unfortunate death in January 2020, Jack expressed his admiration for the Lakers. “My reaction is the same as nearly everyone in LA,” Jack said of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, according to CBSLA’s Jim Hill. “There’s a massive hole in the wall where we think everything is solid.” It hurts you when you’re used to seeing and talking to Kobe. It’s just a horrible situation.”
Since he stopped performing, Jack has kept a low profile when he isn’t at games. He told The Sun in a 2013 interview that now that he’s older, he’s less driven to “be out there.” “The movie business is the best business in the world,” he added, “but I only want to make films that affect people, films about emotions and people.”