Will Smith Visits Lakers And Talks About Gratitude

Will Smith is currently in the process of finding his way back to the acting world and the public eye.

Will Smith paid a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers to discuss being strong in the face of adversity as the club attempts to salvage its season after losing its first three games.

Smith spoke with the Lake Show on topics in his new film, "Emancipation," such as the benefits of unity and practicing thankfulness when difficult times arise.

WS met with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka, and the team gave the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star a Lakers jersey with the number 14 on it.

Will's talk had a deep message, and it came at a time when the Lakers have been under constant scrutiny, which is how Smith felt earlier this year.

The 54-year-old Philadelphia native suffered public criticism and a 10-year ban from the Oscars for slapping Chris Rock.

Smith became public enemy No. 1 for the viral moment, but he apologized to Rock and has been doing damage management since.

Smith intended to teach the Lakers that the only way to overcome adversity is to remain together and appreciate the struggle.

The Lakers have plenty of time to figure things out... so it remains to be seen whether Will's pep talk will be effective.