The Los Angeles Lakers will be hoping that all logistics will be in place for them to present their NBA championship trophy to the White House when President Joe Biden is finally sworn into power on January 20.
The post-championship tradition of visiting the White House has not been in place in the last four years after outgoing President Donald Trump decided to rescind it and the wish of the players not to visit.
But with Trump now out of office, Lakers are looking forward to visiting the White House when President elect, Joe Biden officially becomes the President, a report by Yahoo Sports claims.
The report adds that reconvening the tradition this season will depend on logistics and whether or not Biden’s schedule can be freed up when Lakers visit Washington Wizards on 23rd February 2021.
The post Championship celebration at the White House will compensate for the franchise’s inability to organize a parade for the Championship due to the spread of Covid-19.
If the ceremony were to take place, members of the franchise, from players to management, will be allowed to visit the White House.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were the last team to meet a sitting president when they visited Barack Obama after their 2016 win but the Golden State Warriors (2017 and 2018) and Toronto Raptors (2019) did not go to see Trump.