Cameron Diaz's NBA Face Mask Is Making Us Nostalgic for Her Courtside Days

Cam even played against her future husband in a charity game back in 2004.

The days of courtside celeb-spotting are over, or at least on hiatus, but Cameron Diaz keeps those precious basketball-inspired memories close … to her face.

The new mom, who recently celebrated her 48th birthday, stepped out in Beverly Hills on Thursday in a simple all-black look: high-waisted pants, short-sleeved tee or bodysuit, snakeskin gladiator sandals. But one key accessory caught our attention. You may have to zoom in to notice, but the Holiday star’s face mask bears a pattern of tiny NBA logos.

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Diaz was once a courtside staple, enjoying a Lakers game with, well, everyone … Justin Timberlake, Antonio Banderas, and of course husband Benji Madden.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
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Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
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But Diaz’s love of the sport goes beyond observation. In 2004, she and then-boyfriend Timberlake donned blue jerseys to play in NSYNC's Challenge for the Children.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
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Oh, and guess who was on the opposing team … ? Baby Benji Madden!

Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz
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I pray this photo is framed and placed prominently in their home.

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