Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Dodger Stadium cheer at the start of Game 6
Dodger Stadium was an excited but tense scene on Tuesday night. One can certainly understand why, as the Dodgers needed to win Game 6 of the World Series against the Astros to force a Game 7.
Just like at Game 1 in Los Angeles, though, the Dodgers had some pretty famous fans to cheer them on. First pitches were thrown by Tommy Lasorda and Orel Hershiser, the manager and World Series MVP of their last championship team in 1988.
They also had another sports hero on hand, one who won five NBA championships in L.A. -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Just like the team, Abdul-Jabbar is a New York City native, and he waved the team's flag while sporting a Brooklyn Dodgers hat in addition to the L.A. uniform. A fitting tribute to the historic franchise.
Kareem wasn't the only Lakers legend at the stadium either, as Dodgers co-owner and former teammate Magic Johnson was there for his club:
The celebrities were back, too, as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were in the house, with Kutcher taking a turn holding the flag, as well:
Their cheers were enough to spur the Dodgers on to a 3-1 win, keeping the season alive for one more night of thrills at Dodger Stadium in 2017.
Tune in to Game 7 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET on FOX.