Lakers to raise 17th NBA championship banner on May 12

Broderick Turner
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Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 A banner telling Lakers fans to "stay tuned," hangs as a placeholder for the team's 2020 championship banner that will be unveiled when fans are allowed back at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
A banner telling Lakers fans to "stay tuned" hangs as a placeholder for the team's 2020 championship, which will be unveiled on May 12. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The Lakers announced Thursday that they will raise their 17th NBA championship banner on May 12 at Staples Center.

After winning the record-tying championship on Oct. 11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., the Lakers had decided not to unveil the banner until fans were back inside Staples Center.

The Lakers instead hung a banner that said, “Stay Tuned, Lakers Family.”

When the Lakers do raise their 2020 championship banner, it will be on their final regular-season home game against the Houston Rockets.

The Lakers will have fans for the first time all season inside Staples Center next Thursday when they host the Boston Celtics.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.