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The Longest Season

The most mentally challenging, emotional and longest season in NBA history finally culminated in a familiar place: the Los Angeles Lakers winning the title for the 17th time in franchise history.

What an Odyssey it was for a talented, experienced group of players led by Finals MVP LeBron James and his fellow All-NBA-First-Team member Anthony Davis, before they emerged from three months in the COVID-19-pandemic-proofed bubble outside of Orlando.

On Oct. 6, 2019, the Lakers left for a preseason trip to China.

On Oct. 11, 2020, the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 to cap a tremendous 16-5 run to the Larry O’Brien trophy that featured 4-1 gentlemen’s sweeps of Portland, Houston and Denver.