In the lackluster season around, the Lakers gets some coaching from . The team’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts revealed that the Oscar-winning actor, Will Smith stopped by the Lakers’ training facility to help inspire its players, this Wednesday.The “King Richard” star gave a rare public appearance, who keeps a low profile since he slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the 94th Academy Awards in April.
Lakers’ matching social media posts stated on Wednesday that -“Huge thank you to Will Smith, who joined the team to discuss strength through togetherness, and practicing gratitude in times of great challenge,” .The Lakers meeting with Smith was part of the team’s “Genius Talk” series which is an annual event where speakers motivate players to achieve their goals while on and off the court. Previous guests of the show included actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and rapper Nas.
Also, while chatting with the Lakers, the former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star met with owner Jeanie Buss and marveled at the team’s awards.“Smith posted a video on his Instagram account in which he said, “We’re here at the Lakers’ training facility, and I’m very excited to be here with all of their trophies.
It’s just important to say there’s not a trophy from 1983, OK? ‘Cause that’s the year Julius Erving led Sixers to a win.”2022 has been cruel for both, the Lakers and Smith.On Sunday, Arena the Lakers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers by 106-104, days after losing to the L.A. Clippers on Oct. 20, and before that, the Golden State Warriors . While Smith is still facing the repercussions from the Oscars slap.The actor apologized multiple times for getting criticism from both the motion picture academy and his Hollywood peers.
Now he looks forward to his upcoming film, “Emancipation.”He also posted on Instagram on Wednesday “Gave a sneak peek of #Emancipation to the @lakers and had a GREAT convo about the film for their Genius Series. Big thanx to everyone who came thru!!” This was accompanied by the photo collage of Will Smith and cinematic screenshots of the Civil War surrounded by colored rectangles.
Despite Smith’s efforts to move forward, Fans of Lakers are projecting his Oscars debacle onto their hopes for the team.One of the follower commented on the Lakers’ post that “Honestly as laker fan, hopefully Will slapped some wins in their minds for tonight,”. While the another user wrote, “hope he knocked some sense into” Another one said,“If the lakers are looking to will smith for help,things are worse than I thought”.