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Kelly Honored by the Lakers

| posted on January 03, 2011

The champ and his girlfriend enjoy Jack Nicholson's seats at the Lakers vs Grizzlies game.

Apparently, 10 world titles gets you more than just the cover of SURFER these days. Last night, the LA Lakers honored Kelly Slater with a private party for him and 20 of his closest friends in the Chairman’s room at the Staples Center before the Lakers laced up against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Donning a Lakers jersey emblazoned with the number 10, after the pre-party Slater perched himself on his courtside seats while the players were introduced. In a move to honor the champ, Slater was handed the game ball which he presented to the ref at center court just prior to tip-off. The games’ commentator went on to commend Kelly’s accomplishments while the jumbotron played footage of the champ in his element to the crowd that numbered near 18, 000.

Unfortunately, despite Kelly’s support and enthusiasm, the Lakers got owned by the Grizzlies. We heard the surfing cake the Lakers made him was nothing short of delicious, though.

Kelly Slater on his way to deliver the game ball.

Pro basketball players and marriage proposals took a backseat on the jumbotron to the 10-time world champ.

Whether the Lakers win or lose, a cake featuring a frosted version of your likeness always ensures a good time.

  • yermo

    Kelly is a regular-foot.

  • Jeff Parker

    Isn’t Kelly a regular foot!? Check out the cake…

  • Joel Patterson

    It’s called switch-stance, guys. Duh.

  • dude

    The Cardiff Cake.

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  • http://www.freeze.be Anton

    He can surf both stances, it’s like the snookerchamp and also living legend…Ronny O’Sullivan!

  • Andrew

    There is never a shortage of surprises and massive accolades for Kelly. I can;t think of a human being who wins as much or who get so may vastly different amazing experiences, all deserving.

  • albert

    He was also Honored by the the LA Dodgers even before get the 10th, check it out!!!! http://www.indosurflife.com/surfnews/170-kelly-slater-explores-post-surf-career-options-a-la-michael-jordan.html

  • Jax

    Of course he can surf in switch stand. But, do you really think that the girl form the bakery knew what she was doing??? Get real, guys!!!

  • anon

    Hopefully they didn’t have him on the court anywhere near the Lakers, that would undo years of work to make slater look taller than 5’6″.