The internet had a field day over Bennifer’s courtside date at the Lakers-Celtics game on Tuesday.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were all smiles (for the most part) while watching LeBron James & Co. beat Boston, 117-102, at the newly named Crypto.com arena (previously Staples Center).
As the singer, 52, and actor, 49, showed off some PDA, fans on Twitter were busy making memes about his Batman movie, love for the Celtics, the Lakers’ recent lulls, and much more.
When TNT cameras showed the star couple on the broadcast, James happened to step into the shot unknowingly, and the reactions were priceless.
“When LeBron wants to be the only celebrity spoken of at a basketball game,” one person tweeted.
“SCREAMED when they put Ben Affleck on screen and screamed even HARDER when LeBron blocked him,” another person added.
At one point during the game, new Laker Russell Westbrook went over to Lopez and Affleck to give them a Lakers towel.
“Jlo isn’t impressed and Ben is just going with it lol,” one viewer tweeted about photos from the moment, in which the “Marry Me” actress was captured looking somber.
Other fans took advantage of the star-studded moment to criticize the Lakers’ recent struggles. In fact, one person shared a meme pretending to quote the couple that included a photo of Lopez looking serious and Affleck smirking.
“Understands the Lakers’ issues are complex and can’t be fixed with one move,” they wrote over Lopez, adding “#FireFrank” above Affleck, referring to coach Frank Vogel.
The tweet appeared to reference James and Vogel’s comments on Monday, which addressed criticism of the Lakers’ third-year coach.
The injury-ridden Lakers are 12-12 to start the season, rank 17th in defensive efficiency and 22nd in offense. The team’s lackluster play has put a red-hot spotlight on Vogel, who has expressed that he’s not worried about critics.
The Lakers put on a dominant performance Tuesday, following a loss to the Clippers on Friday.
After James said he and his squad need to “do a better job of producing on the floor,” they did just that. James and Anthony Davis combined for 47 points. Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk added 19 in total off the bench. Westbrook seemed to find his rhythm playing alongside James, finishing with 24 points and 11 assists.
The Lakers visit the Grizzlies on Thursday night.