The defending defending champion will play the home game before the empty seats to start the 2020-21
season… The Los Angeles Lakers will keep their fans at home until further notice.
The team announced the news on Wednesday… saying that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the team has consulted state and local health officials to develop a game plan.
“The health and safety of our fans, players, employees and communities is our top priority. We will continue to work with state and local officials to develop a plan to safely welcome fans back to Staples in accordance with local and state regulations. Center, and NBA guidelines.” The Lakers said in a statement.
“We thank you for your continued support and hope to get together in a safe situation to celebrate the rise of our flag and seek another NBA championship.
Like many parts of the country, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in FYI in Louisiana.
The 2020-21 schedule will be released soon… the season will start on December 22.
Unfortunately, at least the hoop happened.