Zlatan Ibrahimovic sits courtside after meeting LA Lakers stars including the legendary Shaquille O'Neal



Posted Monday, April 09, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC has spent far too much time for his liking on the bench recently - but he was very happy to do so at the Los Angeles Lakers.

The former Manchester United ace has created quite a storm since arriving in LA as Galaxy's star signing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sits courtside after meeting LA Lakers stars including the legendary Shaquille O'Neal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed his visit to the LA Lakers

He announced himself to the MLS in style as he bagged a brace - including a stunning long-range effort - on his Galaxy debut against in-city rivals LAFC.

And it was business as usual when he took in the basketball and sat courtside at the Lakers' 113-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ibrahimovic, 36, met the players and spoke to head coach Luke Walton at the Staples Center Stadium.

The the Swedish hitman welcomed the chance to catch up with Lakers and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sits courtside after meeting LA Lakers stars including the legendary Shaquille O'Neal
The new LA Galaxy star sat courtside and inter-mingled with the fans

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sits courtside after meeting LA Lakers stars including the legendary Shaquille O'Neal
Zlatan was only too happy to pose for selfies

Ibrahimovic has not been shy in coming forward since hitting the US. He paid for a full-page advert in the LA Times to hail his arrival on a two-year deal with Galaxy.

Continuing the theme, LA Galaxy's twitter account posted pictures of the former Paris Saint-Germain,

AC Milan, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Ajax and Malmo hero.

Through it all Ibrahimovic claims Jose Mourinho was the best boss he played under.

He told ESPN FC: "I like Mourinho. He is the Special One.

"He likes to win. Wherever he went he won. He made me feel comfortable. He gave me a lot of responsibility.

"He said to me the only problem he had with me was when could he rest me."

Just two minutes after taking the pitch as a 71st minute sub on his Galaxy debut, Zlatan helped teammate Chris Pontius bring the game to 3-2.

Five minutes later he struck a scorcher of a volley from 38 yards out for the equaliser and headed the winner in stoppage time.



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