It wasn’t just on the court that the Lakers won big on Sunday!
After beating the Chicago Bulls 90-81 earlier in the day, Kobe Bryant and his teammates hosted the star-studded Lakers Casino Night presented by OneWest Bank and Pechanga Resort & Casino to raise money for the Lakers Youth Foundation, and RadarOnline.com has photos of all the Vegas-style action.
The NBA players were joined at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles by Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sarah Hyland, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr., along with True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten, Shenae Grimes, David Arquette, Nick Zano, Kevin Dillon and Dancing with the Stars pros Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough.
Along with getting serious at the tables playing hands of Blackjack, poker and roulette, basketball giants such as Metta World Peace, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash showed off their fun side playing Wii’s Just Dance and battling it out at Pop-a-Shot hoops with young fans.
With the help of artist David Garibaldi from America’s Got Talent – who painted pictures of Kobe, late Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss and the team logo live on stage – the event raised more than $52,000 for the foundation to help inspire and drive youth in the local communities.
The action-packed night included a silent auction where Lakers fans bid on signed gear, Pechanga casino table games, a Just Dance station on the Wii, popchips Pop-a-Shot, Photoboothless, food from Wolfgang Puck and drinks by Finlandia Vodka, and a VIP Suite sponsored by Crocs, Ocean Minded, GoodWorks, Ultimate Ears, BlenderBottle, Frankie B, Simon G and La Freak.
For more details or to donate to the Lakers Youth Foundation, click here.