Fresh off his historic tenth world surfing title, Kelly Slater had the opportunity to live the dream of any Laker fan the other night. A private party, courtside seats, and an introduction at center court in front of 18,000 people. Kelly was sporting his custom made Laker jersey that reads SLATER on the back. Its good to be the king..
The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated the greatest surfer of all time on Jan. 2nd at the Staples Center. The Lakers organized a celebration for Kelly Slater and 20 of his closest friends. The night started with a private party in the Chairman’s room prior to the game. The private party consisted of some great food, drinks, and a custom cake to celebrate Kelly’s 10th World Title. After catching up with his friends over some great food, drinks, and a little cake, Kelly was off to his courtside seat where he would wait for the Laker’s staff to come and get him prior to tip off. After the players were introduced, Kelly was escorted out to center court where Kelly presented the game ball to the ref. While this took place the commentator recognized Kelly for his accomplishments while the jumbo tron showed footage of the champ surfing. This was an epic day for all involved and really cool to see our boy recognized on such a grand scale in front of 18k people. Special thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers for putting on a top notch celebration for the CHAMP!