Russel Brand, Katy Perry

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If anyone was wondering, Staples Center is big enough to hold Russell Brand, Katy Perry and the proverbial elephant.

The onetime spouses both attended the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA season opener Tuesday, perhaps the first time they've shared any kind of public space since divorcing earlier this year.

For the record, the pop princess and the Brand X host did not sit together—they were on opposite sides of the court in respective high-rent seating areas, according to eye witnesses—and there was no indication that they interacted.

But we're betting each was clued in pretty quickly to the other's presence!

Of course, there were more awkward things than exes in the house tonight: Kobe Bryant and the home team lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 99-91, so no one was treated to an especially good show.

Also witnessing Dwight Howard and Steve Nash's disappointing regular-season debuts in Laker gold and purple? Courtside fixture Jack Nicholson, wearing a t-shirt with a seasonally appropriate image of a jack-o-lantern on it.

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