Michelle Obama and her girls take centre stage at LA Lakers match


The surprise guests were First Lady Michelle, daughter Malia (behind her), her mother Marian Robinson (in blue) and Sasha (far right)
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Pop beauty Christina Aguilera took to the court to sing the national anthem 


Peaches Geldof made an appearance with her actor boyfriend Eli Roth
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16 JUNE 2010

It's clear Barack Obama isn't the only member of his family who's a fan of basketball. The Obama ladies were special surprise guests at the Lakers v Boston Celtics match this week.

Stylish in a funky zebra-print dress, Michelle and her daughters Malia, 11, and nine-year-old Sasha joined the first lady's mum Marian Robinson at the sixth game of the NBA finals.

The family group, who are currently in LA on a short trip to kick off their summer holidays, were the focus of attention as they watched the action from a private box.

Mrs Obama, whose brother Craig Robinson is head coach of the Oregon State Beavers, took a keen interest in the game, which was won by the LA Lakers.

Aside from the first family, there were a whole host of celebrities at the sporting event.

Courtside regulars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson were there, as were P Diddy, Snoop Dog and Christina Aguilera.

The Bionic singer took to the court to sing the national anthem in a figure-hugging black dress.

British socialite Peaches Geldof also put in an appearance, attending with her director/actor boyfriend Eli Roth.