Adidasclothing fan David Beckham is known for his talent with the football but he was snapped yesterday (May 27th) taking in a different ball game.

The former Manchester United midfielder was courtside to catch his local basketball team the LA Lakers in action.

Becks is currently missing out on pre-World Cup training as an Achilles injury has ruled him out of stepping out on to the pitch.

However, he didn't look too unhappy sat alongside Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they saw the Lakers grab a 103 - 101 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The footballer is still due to head to South Africa as a non-playing member of the squad and manager Fabio Capello may be hoping his experience of three World Cups could benefit the team.

And Arsenal winger Theo Walcott said yesterday: "Just having him around, giving you advice, one of the best crossers of the ball, can only help."