History Has Been Made! Los Angeles has been feeling overjoyed these past few weeks with the championship wins from both the Lakers and the Dodgers within the same month.
The Los Angeles Lakers claimed their 17th championship after defeating the Miami Heat with a 4-2 win in the 2020 NBA Finals while the Dodgers had a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series.
Considering the NBA Finals would have originally been in June if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, the fact that this may never happen again in the future is a pretty cool reason to celebrate. The last time this happened in the same year was when Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar beat the Detroit Pistons in the 1988 NBA Finals. The Dodgers won the World Series that year with Tommy Lasorda beating the Oakland Athletics in only five games.
2020 has been a loooong year, to say the least, but now it’s ending on a more positive note for sports fans all over the country. Fans including LeBron James hope a parade or celebration is created to celebrate these massive wins sometime soon.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has confirmed that there will be a parade to celebrate the teams at some point in the following next months, with each team getting their own separate day.
“I definitely intend to have the opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the Lakers and, on their own day, the Dodgers,” Garcetti told The Times late Tuesday night.
He continues, “There are a few things that comprise our DNA in L.A.: sand, sunshine, the Lakers and Dodger blue. To have two of them come through, to give us the joy we so badly need this year, is really exceptional.”
Although there will be a set of restrictions set in place for everyone who attends, will you be showing your support for the Lakers and the Dodgers at these parades?