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:

As Puig made his way back to the Chairmans Room, he gave the media some attention, according to SportsNet LA’s Jaime Maggio:

While the Lakers lost to the Rockets by 18 points, the game was not without fireworks as Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard exchanged words that included Bryant calling the former Laker “soft.”

Since the Dodgers’ season ended, Matt Kemp attended a Monday Night football game and Justin Turner worked as a celebrity server for a good cause.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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