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Thanks to a boost from former NBA player John Salley, George Lucas takes in the view from the top at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race press day in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. At the event, the director offered a critique of Dancing With the Stars contestant Joey Fatone, who recently performed a Star Wars-themed tango on the show. "I like his pick in costumes," Lucas told PEOPLE, "(but) he should have had a little Jedi outfit on."