JoJo Siwa becomes the center of attention when she busts out dance moves during Lakers-Magic game
Any fan who attends Lakers games at Staples Center in Los Angeles can always expect to see an array of celebrities and high-profile people in the stands.
But on Sunday, JoJo Siwa made it was easy for her to be recognized amid the nearly 19,000 fans in attendance, when she broke out into a dance routine near her courtside seats with Dancing With The Stars partner Jenna Johnson and her husband Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
In the end, Lakers fans and the YouTube personality, had plenty to cheer about when superstar LeBron James dropped a triple-double (30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) on the Orlando Magic en route to their 106-94 win.
Spectacle: JoJo Siwa, 18, broke out some dance moves during a break in the action of the Lakers game against the Orland Magic at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday
Siwa (born Joelle Joanie Siwa), 18, was all about casual-cool in the fashion department in black pants and a faded blue denim jacket decorated with sparkling golden beads.
Underneath the jacket, she showed her allegiance to the home team by donning James’ old No. 23 Lakers jersey. After wearing No. 23 during his first three seasons in Los Angeles, the four-time NBA champion decided to switch to No. 6.
The Nebraska native rounded out her overall look for the game by wearing matching sneakers and styling her blonde tresses long in the back but pulled back on the sides in braids.
Lakers fan: Siwa was seemingly inspired by the LA Lakers cheerleaders enough to get up off her courtside seat, wearing a LeBron James No. 23 jersey underneath her sparkling jean jacket; James, who led the Lakers to victory, has since changed his uniform to No. 6
Center stage: Along with the Laker girls, the teenager’s dance moves also prompted many fans in the crowd of nearly 19,000 to snap a plethora of photos and videos of her impromptu show
Shakin’ it: The reality star nearly did the splits during her dance routine during a break in all the action on the hardwood of Staples Center
The ensemble: The Nebraska native also wore black pants and sparkling gold and white sneakers to go along with her faded light blue denim jean jacket
While most fans are content to relax and watch some of the greatest athletes in the world show their skills, Siwa found it hard to stay planted in her seat the entire time.
At one point during a break in the action, the Lakers cheerleaders took center stage and apparently inspired Siwa to get up and show some of her dance moves of her own.
Having first gained public recognition as a child in dance-themed reality shows such as Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms, starring Abby Lee Miller, the teenager busted out a number of moves that got the attention of the Lakers girls and fans.
A number of people sitting courtside pulled out their camera phones and began shooting video.
Star-studded trio: Siwa sat courtside for the Lakers-Magic game with her recent Dancing With The Stars partner Jenna Johnson and her husband Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Sparkling: The trio held on to a blinged-out NBA basketball for the Lakers’ cameras
Siwa also got into the act of shooting video and photos and posting it on her own Instagram page.
She documented her night with Johnson and Chmerkovskiy; from their ride to Staples Center, to their entrance into the arena, and the trio relaxing in their seats as the Lakers Girls entertained fans when the Lakers and Magic were in a timeout.
Siwa and Johnson provided plenty of antics of their own, which included a choreographed dance while virtually standing still for a TikTok video.
Reality world: Siwa was recently paired with Johnson as a team on season 30 of DWTS
BTS: Siwa also got into the act of shooting video and photos for her Instagram page
Social media butterfly: Siwa chronicled the trio’s entire experience; from their ride to the arena, arriving inside the facility, and all the action of the game and the timeouts
With Johnson on her knees and Siwa standing behind her, the duo shook their bodies and moved their arms in a frantic pace, all while flashing big beaming smiles.
Actress Chloë Grace Moretz was among the stars sitting nearby the trio; so she was able to watch much of their entertaining antics at the game.
Just last month, the Siwa-Johnson pairing finished in second-place on season 30 of Dancing With The Stars, while Val and his celebrity partner Olivia Jade were eliminated before the semifinals.
JoJo and Jenna made history as the first same-sex couple to compete on the ABC dancing show.
Safety first: The reality star also wore a protective mask much of the time
Pumped up: Siwa could be heard telling her friends how excited she was to be at the game several times
More moves: The Siwa-Johnson pairing provided plenty of antics, which included a choreographed dance while virtually standing still for a TikTok video
Electric: With Johnson on her knees and Siwa standing behind her, the duo shook their bodies and moved their arms in a frantic pace, all while flashing big beaming smiles
Making history: Although finishing in second place, JoJo and Jenna made history as the first same-sex couple to compete on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars