Bollywood stars Lara Dutta and Dino Morea travelled to Los Angeles, California, recently to visit the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Lakers as part of an all-access VIP weekend.
Lara and Dino went behind the scenes to a Lakers practice where they met their favourite player, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant.
The storied history of the franchise was highlighted in a tour of the Staples Center, the Lakers home since 1999, which features the retired jerseys of some of the Lakers' greats like Wilt Chamberlain and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. To top-off the experience, Lara and Dino sat courtside as the Lakers took on the Sacramento Kings.
"I play a lot of basketball so this was an experience like no other- fast-paced, passionate and exhilarating. I think the passion and commitment of the NBA players will really appeal to the Indian audience and I am excited to see more NBA action back home," said Dino.
"NBA basketball is world-class entertainment that offers something for everyone. The game, the dancers, the fans all combine to create an electric atmosphere. This was a great experience and I hope to attend more games in the near future," added Lara Dutta.
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