Kanye West cheers on the Lakers while sitting courtside at the Staples Center ...

Kanye West cheers on the Lakers while sitting courtside at the Staples Center ...
Kanye West cheers on the Lakers while sitting courtside at the Staples Center ...

Kanye West sat courtside with a friend to watch the Lakers face off against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.

As the 44-year-old watched his team lose by a mere four points, he sported an oversized black leather jacket over a matching hoodie and newsboy cap

The outing came just hours after West shared an old photo of him and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian kissing in another bid to win the 41-year-old star back.

Fun night out: Kanye West sat courtside with a friend to watch the Lakers face off against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night

Fun night out: Kanye West sat courtside with a friend to watch the Lakers face off against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night

While he appeared laser-focused on Friday's game, West also indulged in some chicken strips and fries at his seat with the best view in the arena. 

At one point, he looked a bit weary as he watched the nail-biting basketball match unfold on a night off from his four kids.

Afterward, he delighted fans by stopping for selfies and signing autographs on the street outside the venue as he walked to his car.

West may have felt a weight lifted off his shoulders after having bared his heart to the world in five-minute video titled Thanksgiving Prayer on Thursday. 

Love locked down? The outing came just hours after West shared an old photo of him and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian kissing in another bid to win the 41-year-old star back

Love locked down? The outing came just hours after West shared an old photo of him and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian kissing in another bid to win the 41-year-old star back

In the prayer, West voiced regret over allegedly embarrassing his 'good wife' Kardashian, 41, with his failed presidential run in 2020.

He claimed that Kim was particularly bothered by his now infamous South Carolina press conference where he claimed they'd considered aborting their now eight-year-old daughter North. 

'Let's go with politics here. Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat. Being a good wife, [Kim] wanted to protect me and our family,' said West, famously wore the controversial cap in the years leading up to his own presidential campaign.

West continued: 'I made me and our family a target by not aligning with Hollywood's political stance and that was hard for our marriage.

Go Lakers! While he appeared laser-focused on Friday's game, he also indulged in some chicken strips and fries at his seat with the best view in the arena

Go Lakers! While he appeared laser-focused on Friday's game, he also indulged in some chicken strips and fries at his seat with the best view in the arena

Generous: Afterward, he delighted fans by stopping for selfies

Generous: Afterward, he delighted fans by stopping for selfies

In a good mood: Additionally, he signed autographs on the street outside the venue as he walked to his car

In a good mood: Additionally, he signed autographs on the street outside the venue as he walked to his car

Friendly: Despite keeping a pretty stone-faced expression outside, he interacted with dozens of fans waiting for him outside

Friendly: Despite keeping a pretty stone-faced expression outside, he interacted with dozens of fans waiting for him outside  

'Then I ran for president without proper preparation and no allies on either side.

'I embarrassed my wife in the way that I presented information about our family during the one and only, thank God, press conference,' he said.

'All my dad had to say afterwards was, ''write your speech next time son.'' 

Selfless move: West was pictured signing autographs and posing for pictures

Selfless move: West was pictured signing autographs and posing for pictures

Casual: The 44-year-old sported an oversized black leather jacket over a matching hoodie and newsboy cap

Casual: The 44-year-old sported an oversized black leather jacket over a matching hoodie and newsboy cap

Casual: The 44-year-old sported an oversized black leather jacket over a matching hoodie and newsboy cap

Chilly? He wore black gloves all night to stay warm

Casual: The 44-year-old sported an oversized black leather jacket over a matching hoodie and newsboy cap

Feeling good: West was surrounded by fans eager to talk and take pictures with him

Feeling good: West was surrounded by fans eager to talk and take pictures with him

Following the disastrous press conference, Kim spoke on her husband's mental health for the very first time in a post shared to her Instagram account on July 22. 

'As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. 

'I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental

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