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Anthony Davis seems to have found his NBA home with the Lakers

LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers win their 17th championship. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Lonzo Ball. Brandon Ingram. Josh Hart. The No. 4 pick. First-round picks that stretch into the middle of the decade. The Lakers traded a lot — some would say their future — for Anthony Davis.

But the deal that netted them a championship, the franchise’s 17th, wasn’t a trade for the present. It was a deal for the future — the next great Laker celebrating a championship.

Davis isn’t leaving. The way he’s played in his first season in purple and gold, it’s obvious he’s just getting started. He’s been the perfect partner for LeBron James and it’s hard to imagine a better situation.

Davis can become a free agent after the season, but he’s expected to sign a max-level deal

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Lakers Fans Encouraged to Stay Home to Celebrate If LA Beats Heat in NBA Finals | Bleacher Report

Thousands watch as the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their NBA championship in a parade down Figueroa Street in Los Angeles Monday, June 21, 2010.    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of winning their 17th NBA Finals, but fans who want to celebrate with the normal gatherings and parties that typically follow title wins are being advised to hold off due to the pandemic. 

Both Staples Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles will not show Game 5 of the Finals on their exterior screens or host any potential postgame celebrations and the venue is encouraging fans to watch the game from home while exercising caution. 

The Lakers lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 set

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