Lakers: Official public celebration of 17th championship on hold due to pandemic

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Lakers have officially announced that any public celebration of their 17th championship will have to wait because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The team consulted with the city Los Angeles and said the celebration will take place as soon as it safe to do so.

The team returned to Los Angeles on Monday after defeating the Miami Heat to win the title in the NBA bubble in Orlando on Sunday night.

Dozens of fans showed up at Los Angeles International Airport, hoping to catch a glimpse of NBA Finals MVP Lebron James and the rest of the team.

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