Football MVP Cam Newton sits courtside at the Lakers vs. Cavaliers games last night at the Los Angeles Staples Center
Thursday night, at one of the most anticipated NBA match-ups of the season, all-star players soon-to-retire LA Laker Kobe Bryant and Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James went head-to-head for one final game. (Unsurprisingly, the Lakers lost — even on the team’s home turf.)
Still, despite the action -court, it was someone on the sidelines who garnered the most attention: NFL MVP (and Super Bowl 50 loser) Cam Newton — he of $12K foxtail keychain fame — sporting a massive, camel-colored “Pharrell” hat.
Made famous by Pharrell Williams at the 2014 Grammy Awards (his was by Vivienne Westwood), Newton’s Arby’s-esque statement hat was worn casually with a t-shirt and jeans. Needless to say,onlookers were NOT having it — with many taking to Twitter to express their distaste.
Below, a small sampling:
Upon seeing this outfit the NFL instantly removed Cam Newton’s MVP award. pic.twitter.com/Id98OoHkLW
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) March 11, 2016
Did LeBron James just spot Cam Newton’s hat? https://t.co/zthjMTszGB
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 11, 2016
bless the person that needs to sit behind that hat pic.twitter.com/CMFcqOccPU
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) March 11, 2016
Von Miller hit Cam Newton so hard that he thinks he’s Pharrell now.. pic.twitter.com/CC4L8SaTOf
— Inadvertent Whistle (@InadvertWhsl) March 11, 2016
And in case you were wondering, no: At press time, Cam Newton (who’s sic-foot-five, as is) has not issued an apology to those unfortunate Lakers fans sitting one row behind him — whose view his massive headgear undoubtedly obscured.