Denzel Washington, Spike Lee Skip Oscars For Lakers Vs. Knicks Game
Denzel Washington, Spike Lee Forget The Oscars ... It's Lakers Vs. Knicks Night!!!
3/13/2023 6:28 AM PT
It was the Lakers and Knicks who took priority for Denzel Washington and Spike Lee on Hollywood's biggest night -- the two A-listers skipped the Oscars to catch the NBA teams go at it in L.A.!!!
Washington and Lee ditched stage-side seats at the famed movie award ceremony for courtside ones at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday evening ... and didn't seem one bit displeased with their choice.
The guys were seen sharing a hug before the game ... clearly not stressing about missing the Oscars -- which were taking place at the same time less than 10 miles away at the Dolby Theatre.
The stars are out for Knicks-Lakers 🤩— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 13, 2023 @SportsCenter
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Lee, of course, is a huge Knicks fan -- and Denzel is a big Lakers one ... and the two talked smack to each other about their teams throughout the contest.
Lee ended up getting the last laugh -- the Knicks beat the Lakers 112-108 ... though Washington didn't seem too beat up over it all.
The actors weren't the only celebs at the game ... star boxers Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, plus Flea, were there too.
In fact, Washington and Davis had a moment with each other before the game, where Denzel voiced some big support for the fighter.
Denzel Washington shows Tank how he feels about Ryan Garcia as the next opponent 👀👀👀 #Boxing #TheONE #DavisGarcia 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🥊🥊🥊🥊 pic.twitter.com/87b2iIL0cZ— Danny (@dantheboxingman) March 13, 2023 @dantheboxingman
No word if any of the guys made it out to some after-parties following the game ... or just headed home to watch NBA highlights.