BREAKING: Lakers will visit White House after inauguration of Joe Biden

Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Quinn Cook, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope show off their championship rings (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The Los Angeles Lakers will end the NBA champion hiatus at the White House. Per Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the Lakers are planning to make the trip this season:

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking forward to reconvening a post-championship tradition of visiting the White House at some point during the 2020-21 season after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States, league sources told Yahoo Sports.


The ceremonial transferring of power from President Donald Trump to Biden takes place on Jan. 20.


Members of the franchise — from players to management — see it as a pleasure and an honor to have their accomplishment recognized by the incoming president, but reconvening the tradition this season shall depend on logistics, sources said.

This is a championship tradition that began in 1963 when the Boston Celtics made the first trip. The Lakers have not been to the White House since their last title in 2010.

Shout-out to Kobe Bryant for wearing a leather coat to the Lakers’ visit in 2002.


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