Will Ferrell kicks Shaquille O'Neal out of the Los Angeles Lakers game

Ferrell stands courtside, pretending to be member of security team

Published On: Feb 14 2013 10:23:25 AM EST
LOS ANGELES -

"Anchorman" actor Will Ferrell gave former Los Angeles Laker great Shaquille O'Neal the boot from Tuesday's game at the Staples Center.

According to Yahoo.com Ferrell put on a red sports coat that members of the Laker's security team wear and stood courtside. Although it was all in fun, Ferrell pretended to take the gig seriously and ousted O'Neal from the crowd. He never even cracked a smile. The commentators for the game said, "Everybody here at the Staples Centers knows the Red Coats. They know they're watching you."

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