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Poor Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) got denied when she asked superstar Jack Nicholson for a photograph at a Lakers game in March. If only she’d had her Vampire Diaries co-star Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) with her!


The hybrid hottie recently posted an Instagram photo of himself with the star of The Shining. “Don't mind the light on my De Niro nose. Noone is ever able to talk game with Jack!” he wrote.


So how did Michael succeed where Nina failed?


A Twitter follower asked what he has that Nina doesn’t, to which Trevino replied, “Laker knowledge since 1985!”


Fair enough. But Michael has an unfair advantage! Nina grew up in Toronto, while he called LA home.


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