LeBron James requires a Dodgers-Lakers championship parade in L.A.
James admitted on social media that the kind of double celebration he envisioned was not feasible during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Still, he made his request.
“Man, can we PLEASE do a parade !!! I know, I know we can’t help but FUCK, I want to party with our @ Lakers & @Dodgers fans !!! ”He tweeted along with emoji from two trophies. “LA is the city of MASTERS”
In another tweet he added: “PARADE PARADE PARADE !!! * Safe with [masks]”
The dangers of partying during a pandemic were clearly seen on Tuesday night when the Dodgers took third baseman Justin Turner out of the game after learning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. There was a controversial celebration after the game when Turner, reportedly despite efforts to stop him, returned to the field and pulled down his mask as he posed with his teammates and the Series trophy.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said late Tuesday that he hoped there would be some kind of celebration at some point. “I definitely intend to give Angelenos the opportunity to celebrate the Lakers and, on their own day, the Dodgers,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
One option Garcetti suggested was a mountain party at Griffith Park, but he added that he was open to other ideas. “Put them in the observatory,” he said, “and watch them preside over the city as champions.”
But the Dodgers said Wednesday the party was on hold.
“This season was everything we thought possible. There was only one thing missing: the best fans in baseball, ”the team said in a statement. “While the wait for a World Cup is finally over, a celebration worthy of our big fans and the city of Los Angeles will unfortunately have to wait until it’s safe. We can’t wait to celebrate together! “
That reflects a statement made by the Lakers earlier this month.
“We can’t wait to celebrate our NBA title with our fans,” said the team. “After consulting with the city and the county, we all agree that a joyful and comprehensive public celebration will take place as soon as it is certain.”
Health officials did not respond to a request for comment.
On Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Health cited impromptu fan parties outside the Staples Center and watch parties as a possible source of a recent surge in coronavirus cases.
County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer praised the fans’ “incredible spirit” in a video briefing with reporters, but cautioned that typical behavior – screaming, hugging, spending hours in close company while watching a show – Violates guidelines to prevent and limit behavior from spreading Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
“I think it’s really wonderful that we both have incredible teams with so much talent and incredible spirit among the people of LA County, who put their hearts and souls down to make their teams do well,” said Ferrer (of the Los Angeles Times). . “The downside is that during a pandemic, some of the things we’ve done in the past just don’t make sense.”
Los Angeles County, the most populous country in the country with a population of more than 10 million, reported an average of 1,549 new coronavirus cases in seven days as of Tuesday, compared with 880 on Oct. 20 and a total of nearly 300,000 confirmed cases 7,000 deaths from Covid-19 since March.
“If you’ve been slacking in the last few weeks because there are more ways to interact with others, it’s time to be extremely careful again,” she said.