Late night show host Jimmy Kimmel was among the famous Los Angeles Laker supporters sitting courtside with his look-alike son Kevin as the iconic NBA team welcomed the visiting Chicago Bulls.
Some of the other stars with a front row view of all the high-flying action on the hardwood included actor Andy Garcia, singer Jennifer Hudson and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who was seen hanging out with businessman-turned-celebrity fan Jimmy Goldstein.
Kimmel, 55, looked relaxed for his one-one-one outing with Kevin, 29, who sat next to his dad in blue jeans and black button-down over a matching T-Shirt.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host also went with a casual look in the fashion department in black pants and a vest that was over a blue-patterned shirt.
The father-son due looked riveted as they watched the Lakers tired to overcome an eight-point deficit at halftime.
Celebrity star power: Jimmy Kimmel, 55, took his look-alike son Kevin, 29, to Sunday’s matinee matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in Downtown Los Angeles
The mother of Kevin and older sister Katie is Gina Maddy, who was married to the talk show host from 1988 to 2002.
He has since remarried to Molly McNearney in 2013, and the couple have since welcomes two children of their own: daughter Jane, eight, and son William, five.
At one point, during a break in the action, Kimmel got up to chat with veteran actor Andy Garcia.
The two proceeded to share a few laughs before they sat back down to watch the rest of the game.
The Untouchables star, 66, came to the game dressed brown pants with a matching scarf, along with a white dress short underneath a dark blue blazer.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, 41, was first spotted arriving for the game outside of the arena.
She would again be seen sitting at her courtside seats, at times hollering words of encouragement for the Lakers.
The former American Idol star opted for an all-light denim look that consisted of fitted jeans and a matching jacket, to go along with a white top, and her raven locks pulls back into a high ponytail.
Seeing double: The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host looked relaxed during his one-one-one outing with Kevin, who wore blue jeans, a black button-down over a matching t-shirt, and sneakers
Casual-cool: Kimmel went with black pants and matching vest over a blue-patterned shirt
Invested: The father-son duo looked riveted by all the high-flying action on the hardwood
Stars cross: At one point during a break in the action, Kimmel started up a conversation with actor Andy Garcia, that left the two stars both laughing out loud
She appeared to be sitting with her 13-year-old son David, who wore an all-black outfit, thick glasses, and his hair styled in braids with a center part.
Longtime Lakers fan Flea (born Michael Peter Balzary), 60, was hard to miss with his short cropped hair dyed in a hot pink color, while dressed in a two-tone brown sweatsuit.
The acclaimed Chili Peppers bassist spent some time hanging out with Jimmy Goldstein, 83, a local businessman who’s become a celebrity of sorts by attending many of the Laker and Clipper games in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile those celebs in attendance enjoyed quite the treat as they were able to witness LeBron James’s return to action with the Lakers after a 13 game absence.
Fan participation: Many fans near the courtside seat area watched on as the two celebrities talked and laughed
Cool cat: The father of four donned donned a brown and dark blue ensemble
King returns! LeBron James made his return to action after a 13-game absence by coming off the bench and leading the team with 19 points, 8 rebounds and three assists
Ahead of Sunday’s matinee, fans got word about an hour before tip-off that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer would be available to play in the matchup against the Chicago Bulls, according to CBS Sports .
He would eventually come off the bench and play 29 minutes at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. at us now’
The crowd erupted when James was called to action for the time, in a move that the team hopped would give them an extra spark of inspiration.
In the end, the Bulls would go on to pull out the road victory, 188-108, behind Zack LaVine’s 32 points.
James had previously revealed that his injury was a torn tendon that typically requires much longer than four weeks to recover. In fact, multiple doctors recommended season-ending surgery, but James sought another opinion and was eventually able to return to the court for Sunday’s crucial game.
The Lakers went 8-5 without James, and after spending most of the season in the number 13 slot in the Western Conference standings, the team jumped up to number eight.
But with the defeat to the Bulls, they’re now one game under .500, at 37-38, and ht years, ave slipped down to the ninth spot in the playoff picture.
Family time: Jennifer Hudson, 41, looked to be sitting courtside with her 13-year-old son Daniel
All denim: The former American Idol star opted for an all-light denim look that consisted of fitted jeans and a matching jacket, to go along with a white top
Teen style: David wore an all-black outfit and his hair styled in braids with a center part
Stylish: The crooner had her long locks pulled back into aponytail for the game
True fans: The duo let the Lakers know they were behind them
In recent years, 20 of the 30 NBA teams qualify for postseason consideration; 10 in each conference. But four of those teams initially start off with the Play-In Tournament consisting of two single elimination rounds.
In all, there’s four rounds in the push to the championship: the opening round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and lastly the NBA Finals.
Currently, at the 75-game mark of the season, the Lakers and Oklahoma Thunder are tied for the last two Play-In spots, with the Dallas Mavericks trailing closely behind by one game with a 36-39 record.
The teams with the best records in the two conferences are Denver Nuggets at 50-24 in the west. and the Milwaukee Bucks with a 53-21 record in the east.
Grand arrival: Hudson was first spotted arriving for the game outside the arena
King’s return: The two then made their way inside, where they eventually learned LeBron James was available to play after sitting out 13-games with an injury
Hot pink: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, 60, was hard ti miss with his pink hair
Super fan: Flea also took some time to chat with local businessman Jimmy Goldstein, who’s become a celebrity of sorts by attending many Laker and Clipper games in LA