Elon Musk made a surprise appearance at the Lakers game after an eventful day.
On Friday, Musk announced that he was stepping aside as CEO of Twitter and was naming NBC exec Linda Yaccarino to the role.
I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.
Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app. https://t.co/TiSJtTWuky
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2023
Elon Musk on Friday named longtime media executive Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter, months after he promised to step back from the role.
Earlier in the day, Yaccarino announced that she was leaving her role as chairman of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal.
“It has been an absolute honor to be part of Comcast NBCUniversal and lead the most incredible team,” she said in a statement Friday. “We’ve transformed our company and the entire industry.”
As CEO, Yaccarino will face a long list of challenges that have piled up under Musk’s ownership, including an advertiser exodus, service disruptions, regulatory scrutiny and a growing list of rivals. Musk’s controversial policy changes and statements have also alienated some longtime Twitter users.
On Friday night, Musk showed up to the Crypto.com arena in LA to watch the Lakers take on the Warriors in an elimination game.
Elon Musk & Bill Maher at the Warriors-Lakers game tonight. pic.twitter.com/UYebJP5A0Q
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) May 13, 2023
Musk was seen at the game talking to a woman and social media immediately had comments about their interaction.
Elon macking in his Lakers courtside seats? pic.twitter.com/lRWAjDDudF
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 13, 2023
Elon Musk was sitting next to a baddie
— 🏹🔱 (@jaxamili) May 13, 2023
Elon Musk mackin on baddies at Lakers game. My CEO @elonmusk ❤️
— o (@omarnabnab) May 13, 2023