LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (L) and NBA player Kobe Bryant speak onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
Photo: Christopher Polk
Photo: Christopher Polk

Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift on stage in LA

Two of the best in their respective fields shared the spotlight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Friday night when Kobe Bryant surprised Taylor Swift on stage during the first night of her five "1989" tour stops at the arena.

The show was Swift's 12th at the venue, but when the run is over, she'll have sold out 16 shows there, which is why the Lakers star was on stage: to present her with a banner for selling out the Staples Center the most of any artist.

Her banner was unveiled next to the Los Angeles Lakers' 16 championship banners. 

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