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Watch Lakers raise 2019-20 championship banner (video)

The Lakers won the championship in October, got their rings in December and finally raised their banner tonight.

Waiting for fans to be in the building for their banner-raising ceremony, the Lakers created a nice moment for their home crowd in the return toward normalcy. And yes, the Lakers – who’ve won 17 titles, including 11 since 1980 – winning a championship qualifies as normalcy.

“On the road to back-to-back starts in about a week,” LeBron James said. “So, let’s get going.”

That’s the best confirmation yet the Lakers aren’t pushing to escape the play-in tournament. They’re now playing the Rockets without LeBron and Anthony Davis, a ho-hum follow-up to the night’s main event.