Jack Nicholson takes his basketball games very seriously. Maria Menounos found this out the hard way when Nicholson got her ejected from a Lakers game. The “Extra” host explained the whole incident during an interview on “Conan.”
As Menounos explained to Conan O’Brien on Monday (June 10), Menounos showed up to a playoff game with Dane Cook, wearing green to support the Boston Celtics. “We made it our business — our second job — to go to all these games and really rally for our team,” Menounos said. “And all of a sudden … We’re courtside, I’m screaming, going crazy — I get booted! These guys come and pull us out. I’m like, ‘What is going on?'”
The unfortunate Celtics fan didn’t find out what happened until later on in the Chairman’s Lounge. Menounos ran into Nicholson there and quickly figured out that the notorious Lakers fan was involved with her ejection. “He’s like ‘Hehehehe …'” she explained. “I thought really quickly, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God. What if he …?’ And he’s like, ‘I see they moved your seat! Hahahaha …’ He got me kicked out! I heard later he called [Los Angeles Lakers owner] Jerry Buss and had me removed.”
Moral of the story: Never cross Jack Nicholson.