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The Bold and the Beautiful Star Don Diamont Opens Up About His Love For The Lakers

With so many college athletes in his own family, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that The Bold and the Beautiful star Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) is a huge fan of professional sports himself. In fact, the handsome actor recently opened up for his undisputed love for the Los Angeles Lakers. And let’s just say that love runs deep. Here’s what he has to say about it. 

The Bold and the Beautiful Star Don Diamont Opens Up About His Love For The Lakers

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Don said that he became a Lakers fan from the moment that he moved to the West Coast. He said, “We moved here from New York when I was very young and I can’t even put my finger on when — I just grew up with Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich. That is the incarnation of the Lakers I remember.”

What’s more, the actor also said that he’s gotten to meet some of the players and has formed relationships with them, too. Don explained, “Actually, when my dad was sick, Byron Scott got us into a closed Lakers playoff practice, which was pretty unheard of, and Magic played one-on-one with me so my dad could see it happen. It was very cool, and I have pictures of that somewhere. Byron also played with me so my dad could see it. That was very touching. He is a great, great guy and we are still friends to this day.”

Don’s House Is A Lakers House

When asked about his most memorable encounter with some of the team members, Don recalled, “I actually played three-on-three with Shaq at Sports Club LA, which is now called Equinox. That was a big thrill. I used to run with Magic. I played one-on-one with Kobe his first year in the league. That was a big thrill. Yes, I have a lot of history with the Lakers.”

And yes, his house is totally a Lakers house, too. He said that his wife Cindy “is a little bit of an outsider because she had [L.A.] Clippers tickets for years and I said, ‘Of course you had season seats, because they were giving them away [laughs].’ So, we tend to good-naturedly abuse her for any positive feelings toward the Clippers.”

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