• Mar 11, 2010
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann makes the Lakers' game-winning move – Click above to watch video after the jump

Lapo Elkann is the grandson of Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli and is said to be heir to several Fiat thrones. While courtside at the Staples Center in Los Angeles watching the Lakers play the Toronto Raptors, Yahoo Sports reports that Elkann interfered in a play that gave LA the win.

With the score tied and only seconds left, the Raptors' Jose Calderon (pictured) was chasing a ball headed out of bounds when Elkann swiped it away. The Lakers were given possession and Kobe Bryant did his game-winning thing. You can see a recap of the event in the video after the jump, and for you rightfully sore Raptors fans, Elkann later apologized. Thanks for the tip, Jeffrey!

[Sources: Yahoo Sports, Goal.com]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm from Toronto, I cheer for the Raptors, I work (indirectly) for Fiat, and even I don't think this needs to be on Autoblog! By the way; Marchionne is from Toronto. Wonder if he will have a thing or two to say to Elkann?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on the right? And is he clapping??? :O
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kobe is Mr.Clutch someone need to tell Letravel James to get his clutch game up
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow, this pretty much has just about nothing to do with automotive news. I mean the guy is the son of some Fiat exec? He wasn't in a car, or doing something pertaining to a car.

      Ok sorry, I'm just jealous of the lifestyles of the rich. I will never be able to fly to another country and get the best seats available in a major event like that...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed, that was really pointless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "wow, this pretty much has just about nothing to do with automotive news"

        Agreed. This is bad, even for Autoblog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that Charlie Day to his left? Our right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thats what I was wondering!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's the lead singer of Maroon 5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would've been nice to actually see the swipe, instead of a still image of two clueless-looking guys.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yawn. Wake me when Mark Fields cuts the mullet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      IT'S ADAM LEVINE OF MAROON 5! READ BEFORE ASKING AGAIN! GO LAKERS BTW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm actually confused... is there a shot of him actually 'swiping it away'? B/c if it was out of bounds when he swiped it, it wouldn't matter, right? Or was the ball still technically in bounds?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The guy stretched his arm out to catch the ball, he didn't swipe. Besides that, on the replay you can see that Calderon's foot was out of bounds before he jumped to save the ball. Meaning that it should have been Lakers' ball anyway.

        Whatever. I think this is supposed to be on Fanhouse, not Autoblog...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is not automotive news.

      I can always go over to tmz.com if i need to hear about fueds with rich people.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lapo Elkann is the majority stakeholder of the FIAT group together with his brother John who is Marchionne's and Montezemolo's boss.

      While his brother runs FIAT, he is just a womanising brat with drug problems.
      What he did in LA wasn't out of character, he really is that stupid.
      Luckily is the talented one who runs FIAT and not him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that the guy from It's Always Sunny in Philly on the right?
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