Alicia Keys was on hand for the Los Angeles Lakers’ first preseason game of the season this week.
Although preseason action generally doesn’t garner a ton of celebrity fanfare, L.A. is obviously a little different.
Keys was in attendance for the Lakers’ match-up against the Golden State Warriors – and she had a great time at the proceedings.
Video of Keys dancing courtside immediately went viral.
15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys sitting courtside for the Warriors vs. Lakers preseason game 🤩pic.twitter.com/MDe0VcUMkq
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 8, 2023
NBA fans are a vocal bunch by nature. Lakers fans – doubly so. And Keys’ fans are louder than both.
Understandably, because of all that, fans flocked to social media to react.
Alicia thicker than some cold peanut butter 🤩
— DylPicksGreens🧪 (@DylPicksGreens) October 8, 2023
Straight New Yorker 🔥🔥
— DaVe (@itszeax) October 8, 2023
She get thiccc or sum????? Orrrrr
— RELA 𝕏 (@itzzSKL) October 8, 2023
Hadn’t seen her in a minute! Swizz Beats really wifed her up and she sat down somewhere 🤔💭
— King Rei (@xKingRei) October 8, 2023
The things I’d let this woman do to me
— Smallz325 (@Smallzz325) October 8, 2023
She is so beautiful… still stunning
— Hadnet Neguse (@HNeguse) October 8, 2023
I get it Swiss. I do
— Trick Daddy ♊️ 🇭🇹🇭🇹 (@_ridzz_) October 8, 2023
They really missed basketball like i did…waited for this game too😎
— IamThatGuy💀 (@_Frezo_) October 8, 2023
— JUST FIRE GRINCH DAWG😭 USC Trojans✌🏽(4-0) 55-19 (@SamoanWoj) October 8, 2023
Between this and all of Cam Reddish’s insane screwups during the game, the Lakers’ first preseason outing actually wound up being a lot more interesting than anyone originally expected it to be.
Time will tell if the rest of the Lakers’ preseason earns similar acclaim.
Brittany Mahomes’ outfit stole the show on Sunday: https://t.co/MwYXd4fGf1
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 9, 2023
Will Keys show up to any more of their games as the year chugs along?
An answer one way or the other will emerge soon enough.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.