Victory is sweet, and revenge is sweeter. The Clippers will get a chance to test out this adage after the Lakers ring ceremony ahead of the season opener.
The Lakers have now tied the Boston Celtics for total championships won with 17 rings each. They look hot favorites to raise Banner 18 first given how well Rob Pelinka has marshalled their roster.
Tuesday can’t come soon enough 💍 pic.twitter.com/4PlOiguOru
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 21, 2020
It will be a cold day in hell when a Clippers fan will applaud a Lakers team by choice. Especially when it consists of the somewhat hated and detested LeBron James.
What time is the Lakers ring ceremony and where to watch?
The Lakers ring ceremony 2020 is slated for 6:30 PM by Pacific Time. The West Coast is ahead of the East Coast by 3 hours, which means that its bang in the middle of primetime – 9:30 PM. It’s going to be nationally televised on TNT, bringing Shaq, Chuck and Ernie back into our lives.
The game itself is scheduled for a 7 PM start by Pacific Time, which makes it 10 PM Eastern. Indian viewers will be able to comfortably view the ring ceremony at 8 AM in the morning. The game will be telecast on SonyLiv in India.
WOW!!!! Ring 💍 Night man!! It just hit me. Man o Man!!! Hate my family, friends and fans won’t be there to witness it 😞 though! Nevertheless I can’t believe I’m RINGING it up again! #TrulyBlessed🙏🏾 #ThekidfromAKRON🤴🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 22, 2020
Viewers in the UK will, however, have to withstand a short sleeping night in order to catch the game and the ceremony live. Philipinos, meanwhile will have the great luck of being able to see the game at 11:30 AM, and the ring ceremony at 11. The ring ceremony will also be included in the League Pass broadcast.
Overall, its going to be a unifying moment for Kobe fans, LeBron fans and Lakers fans. The team dedicated its record-equalling title to the Black Mamba, who passed away tragically in a helicopter crash at the start of 2020.