Lakers Courtside: A Who's Who Of Lakers Courtside Fans

08/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • BusinessWeek

Los Angeles Lakers home-game broadcasts often show close-ups of Jack Nicholson while ignoring the man to his right, Lou Adler. He produced "Up in Smoke" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Glenn Frey, co-founder of the Eagles rock band, was showcased on ABC in Game 1 of the Lakers' National Basketball Association finals matchup with the Boston Celtics, though not the band's longtime manager, Live Nation Entertainment Inc. Chairman Irving Azoff. Nearby in anonymity sat Joe Smith, who helped make stars of musicians Garth Brooks and Bonnie Raitt.

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