The Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers have each won the championships in their respective sports. This is the first time since 1988, that both teams have won in the same year. For the Dodgers, this was their seventh championship, while the Lakers won their seventeenth. Fate has an interesting way of working sometimes. 17 + 7 = 24. Which happens to be the jersey number the late Lakers great Kobe Bryant wore for 10 seasons.
Mookie Betts And Anthony Davis Traded to Los Angeles
The Dodgers traded for Outfielder Mookie Betts before the season started and signed him to a monster 12-year, $365 million contract extension. According to EliasSports, Betts is the first player in Major League Baseball to win MVP and a World Series title with two different teams before turning 30 years old. Betts is currently 28 years old.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded for Power Forward/Center, Anthony Davis before the 2019-2020 season started. This was Los Angeles’ first NBA title in a decade. Davis ended the season as #6 on the MVP list and #2 for defensive player of the year awards. Lakers are hoping to re-sign Anthony Davis in the offseason.
Parades In Los Angeles?
After the Dodgers won the World Series, many Lakers, including Lebron James went to Twitter to express his opinion about having a championship parade.
With Los Angeles having strict lockdown rules due to COVID-19 pandemic, the LA Times, reached out the Mayor Eric Garcetti about potential parades.
“I definitely intend to have the opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the Lakers and, on their own day, the Dodgers.”
As of right now, it is unclear as to when the city of Los Angeles will allow either team to have a parade any time soon. With the Lakers season being almost a full year in length due to COVID-19, no-one knows if their parade would take place before the new season starts. Since the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers won the championships in the same year, hopefully, the fans can enjoy it during these unusual times.