The Los Angeles Lakers took down the Miami Heat in October to win their seventeenth championship in franchise history. Now, they have a quick turn around and will take on the Los Angeles Clippers tonight from Staples Center.
Dave McMenamin was told by Tim Harris that the Lakers will not be unveiling a banner until the fans head back in to the stands & instead will put a black cloth over it. Here is the full statement:
"We won't be unveiling a banner because we want to wait for the fans on that," Lakers president of business operations Tim Harris told Dave. "When you win a championship, the championship has a lot of quote-unquote owners. A championship belongs to the team, it belongs to the players, it belongs to the fans.
"And then the stuff that comes with a championship, the assets that come with a championship, it's kind of like the ownership group are the caretakers of the trophy. And the rings when you win a championship, those belong to the players. And the banner when you win a championship belongs to the fans. That's kind of how I look at this."
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