Jack Nicholson and son Ray sit courtside to cheer on LA Lakers

At 81 years old, Jack Nicolson is still a diehard Lakers fan.

The Oscar-winning actor was spotted sitting courtside as the Lakers took on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. At his side was his 26-year-old son, Ray Nicholson, who is also an actor. The Lakers ended up winning 114-110.

The Hollywood icon sported an all-black ensemble, including a black jacket and black shoes, for the game. He even brought along a small pair of binoculars to help him take in the event. 

Like his front row seat at the Academy Awards, Nicholson has been a fixture at Lakers games for years. 

While he hasn’t acted since 2010’s How Do You Know, it certainly doesn’t mean the demand for his magnetic onscreen charisma has depreciated.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Actors Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Actors Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Actor Jack Nicholson and his son Ray attend Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers basketball game at Staples Center March 24 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Ray Nicholson attends a basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Jack Nicholson (L) and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 06: Jack Nicholson (L) and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 06: Jack Nicholson (R) and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Jack Nicholson (L) and Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 15: Ray Nicholson and Jack Nicholson attends Apollo in the Hamptons 2015 at The Creeks on August 15, 2015 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 01: Jack Nicholson (L) and his song Ray Nicholson attends a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Jack Nicholson and his son Ray Nicholson attend a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 16: Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson attend Apollo in the Hamptons at The Creeks on August 16, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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The now-disgraced comedian Louis C.K. revealed in 2016 that he pushed hard to have Nicholson star in his web series, Horace and Pete. The Departed star turned the comic down in the most charmingly perfunctory way.

"My phone rings," recalled C.K. on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, via The Hollywood Reporter. "Jack comes on and he says, 'I just wanted you to know the writing is terrific, but I'm not gonna do it ... You know what I did today? I went out to the tree in my yard and I sat under it and I read a book. And when I was done, I went back inside.'"

Nevertheless, it’s a solid bet that he’ll be spied courtside at a Lakers game again someday soon.

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