The Los Angeles Lakers were visited by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson prior to last night's game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center and he appears to have left a lasting impression on team owner Jeanie Buss and president basketball operations Magic Johnson.
The Rock posed for photos with the duo, as well as the entire Lakers team, and also delivered an "inspirational message," according to Magic. The Lakers twitter account shared one The Rock's messages: “Find your anchor each morning, and live life like your back is up against the wall. Moving Forward is the only option!”
Jeanie Buss also spoke highly The People's Champ, posting the following caption on an instagram photo, "Just another day at the #Lakers fices! Seriously I was speechless. I am a huge fan @therock ( #jumanjimovie was fav summer hit) but nothing prepared me for how handsome, tall and charismatic he was in person. Such generous him to come and talk to our team. He is the #influncer I want influencing!! @lakers @magicjohnson #therock."
After the meeting, the Lakers picked up a 112-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets, a team that is fighting for a playf spot. Tonight, the Lakers will travel to Oracle Arena for a matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Check out some the photos and quotes from The Rock's visit to the Lakers' facility below.