Lakers News: Gov. Newsom announces potenial pro sports return in June

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Lakers news: California took one step closer to the return of Lakers basketball

Gov. Gavin Newsom has given sports fans one of the best pieces of sports and Los Angeles Lakers news the state has gotten in quite some time on Monday.

In a live broadcast on Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke about a potential return for pro sporting events throughout the state in the coming weeks.

This comes as quite a surprise to many in California and throughout the country as well, as Gov. Newsom seemed to be taking the most aggressive stance to combat COVID-19 in the entire country.

This is a major step in the right direction to get the NBA to resume, and it may put the Lakers back on track to capture their 17th Larry O’Brien trophy, which would tie the Boston Celtics for the most NBA championships of all time.

While this does mean Staples Center will be closed to the public for a number of great games (as was expected for any return), fans will without a doubt be pumped to see their team out on the court in real NBA action possibly pretty soon.

As many may have seen with the relaunch of the UFC (kudos to Dana White for handling that as perfectly as he possibly could’ve), sports without fans in attendance may not be all that bad after all. It can provide the NBA with some incredible clips of the players with very clear audio of exactly what is going on on the court, and I for one would be all for hearing exactly what is going on during the game.

With the Lakers opening up their practice facility this past weekend and other teams likely following behind them soon, a return to the NBA regular season in late June or very early July may not be so far fetched. Teams will have time to get back into game shape, play out some (if not all) of the regular season, and potentially play a shortened postseason to crown an NBA champion.

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Sleep well everyone, Lakers basketball may be back much sooner than we all thought. A championship trophy would have quite a lot of meaning at the end of such a polarizing season for Lakers fans and basketball fans alike.