Since arriving in Los Angeles in June of 2013, Yasiel Puig has acclimated himself well to the city’s offerings. Already a hot name before joining the Dodgers, Puig’s play as a rookie propelled him to a rockstar-like level in Los Angeles.
Puig’s spotlight continued to grow even after the Dodgers were eliminated from the National League Championship Series by the St. Louis Cardinals as he was a regular at Los Angeles Lakers games.
With the Dodgers again eliminated from the playoffs by the Cardinals this season, Puig was in attendance at the Lakers season opener against the Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Courtesy of a photo from the AP’s Greg Beacham, Puig was seated behind Lakers’ president Jeanie Buss:
Yasiel Puig in a shiny hat, taking in the Lakers' opener behind Jeanie Buss. pic.twitter.com/tLJ23XYnOd
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) October 29, 2014
As Puig made his way back to the Chairmans Room, he gave the media some attention, according to SportsNet LA’s Jaime Maggio:
Yasiel Puig just high-fived all the media in the floor seats on his way to the Chairmans Room at Staples Ctr.
— Jaime Maggio (@jaimemaggio) October 29, 2014