Will Christina Aguilera Be the Lakers' Lucky Charm?

Pop diva to sing the national anthem again during deciding game of NBA Finals tonight

By Jefferson Reid Jun 17, 2010 4:06 PMTags

In sports, you stick with what works.

That's probably why the Los Angeles Lakers have asked Christina Aguilera for a national anthem encore—after the pop diva's Tuesday night pregame pyrotechnics, the Lakers dominated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to tie the series at 3-3.

As the local team strives for its 16th NBA Championship banner in the deciding Game 7 tonight, they've got a lucky charm—if not a "Genie in a Bottle"—singing the "Star-Spangled Banner."

And as Lakers fans know, a little Hollywood magic never hurts.


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