NBA: Lakers don't have White House visit on schedule -- reports

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Apr 18 2021 04:04 PM

LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers head to the bench against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 29, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. File photo. Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to be stifled by effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lakers were unable to hold a parade to celebrate its 2020 NBA title in Los Angeles, and now they won't be able to visit the White House, as they had hoped, during a road trip later this month.

The visit to President Joe Biden's White House is not on the schedule surrounding L.A.'s April 28 game against the Washington Wizards, according to the Los Angeles Times, because of scheduling conflicts and COVID-19 concerns.

Yahoo Sports wrote early this year that the Lakers sought to make their visit month and that the team was eager to do so.

LeBron James expressed his excitement following the team's victory in the NBA Finals.

ESPN reported that a future visit was still possible.

The Lakers expect to have James and Anthony Davis back for the playoffs, which begin in mid-May.


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