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TikTok star Nathan Apodaca doesn’t just love Fleetwod Mac. He’s a Lakers fan too

Nathan Apodaca, on a skateboard and holding a drink, films himself for TikTok.
Nathan Apodaca in a TikTok video set to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.
(Nathan Apodaca / TikTok)

It’s official: TikTok sensation Nathan Apodaca is a Lakers fan.

The social media star took another pleasure cruise on his trusty skateboard this weekend — this time to the tune of Queen’s “We Are the Champions” in honor of the Lakers’ big win.

For the record:

11:59 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020A previous version of this post stated that Gianna Bryant died at age 14. She was 13.

After the Lakers scored their first NBA championship in a decade on Sunday, Apodaca filmed his latest video, cruising down the highway while wearing a No. 8 Kobe Bryant jersey and trading his signature Cran-Raspberry Ocean Spray for some celebratory Chardonnay.

“We are the champions, my friend,” Freddie Mercury sings on the 1977 hit, as Apodaca sips his wine and lip syncs along, mirroring his original viral video to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” “And we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end.”

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Thousands, including actor Jimmy Wong, singer Estelle and director Ava DuVernay, have already shared the 15-second clip, which has racked up more than 187,000 likes and 2.7 million views on the Follow Through LA Twitter account.

And Apodaca was far from the only celebrity to cheer the Lakers after they bested the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

“Congrats to the @Lakers and @Seattlestorm on their championship wins!” tweeted former President Barack Obama, including a shout-out to the WNBA champions as well. “Proud of all the NBA and WNBA teams and players who’ve been using their platforms to take a stand for racial justice and encourage civic participation this season.”

Many also remembered Lakers legend Bryant, who died earlier this year in a helicopter crash at age 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

“I’d like to think Kobe and Gigi played a part in this win,” tweeted “Little Fires Everywhere” actress Kerry Washington, along with some purple and gold heart emojis.

“Congratulations to the LA Lakers on winning the NBA championship!!” tweeted rapper Kanye West with a mural of the father-daughter duo entering the gates of heaven. “Kobe‘s and Gigi’s spirit are alive and I know they’re smiling down on us. LeBron you told us you would win this championship for Kobe and you didn’t let our boy down.”

See more reactions to the Lakers’ victory below.


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