Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the Lakers Winning the Championship

“The Lakers are bringing the championship home to Los Angeles with a legacy that will soar beyond the 17th banner to rise high inside Staples Center. They captivated us with dominance on the court, brought us together in moments of unimaginable grief, and stood in solidarity with the movement for racial justice.

In a year when we lost the greatest Laker, our team embodied Kobe’s unbreakable resolve, unmatched determination, and unquestioned ability to overcome any challenge. L.A. loves the purple and gold, and this remarkable season will always be remembered with pride, wonder, and elation. Go Lakers!” — Mayor Eric Garcetti