Monday night at Crypto.com Arena brought a surprise visitor to the L.A. Lakers game, and it wasn’t a celebrity or a high-profile figure — it was Brodie the Goldendoodle, the Lakers’ No. 1 K9 supporter. This furry sensation, boasting a whopping 1 million Instagram followers, managed to steal the spotlight and capture the hearts of everyone in the arena.
Brodie, a 3-year-old Goldendoodle, scored a prime seat for the Lakers’ matchup against the Knicks, securing a spot so enviable that it could rival even Hollywood heartthrob Timothée Chalamet’s. Positioned center court, Brodie wasn’t just a spectator; he became part of the show, showcasing some serious dance moves during a break in the action.
ESPN play-by-play man Mike Breen couldn’t help but interrupt the game to acknowledge the four-legged fan, exclaiming, “That’s Brodie. I’ve never seen this in 30-plus years!!” The attention wasn’t unwarranted — Brodie’s infectious enthusiasm and playful antics added an unexpected, heartwarming twist to the NBA game.
Brodie is no stranger to the limelight. Accompanying his owner to sporting events across the country, he’s previously stolen the show at Marlins and Heat games. However, it seems that the West Coast holds a special place in his heart, as evidenced by the Austin Reaves shirt he proudly sported during most of the Lakers’ contest against the Knicks.
Unfortunately, the night ended on a bit of a ruff note for Brodie, as the Lakers, led by LeBron James, couldn’t secure a victory against the Knicks, falling 114-109. Nevertheless, Brodie’s spirited presence undoubtedly left a lasting impression on fans and players alike.
Brodie the Goldendoodle demonstrated that a furry, four-legged fan can bring just as much joy and excitement to a sports arena as any human supporter. After all, in the game of life, every now and then, it’s the unexpected moments that score the most points.