It's been too long.
As a Los Angeles Laker fan for 56 years, I've been suffering B-Ball Withdrawal since the pandemic.
Watching NBA games in the Bubble last season was weird and anti-climatic.
The Lakers still haven't put up their championship banner for the 2020-21 season, instead they opted to wait until fans could witness the moment.
One of the most storied rivalries (Lakers and Celtics), two teams who fueled the NBA's growth over a decade, will be on the court in front of fans at Staples Center on April 15th.
Now that the Lakers have state guidance, they're confident that fans will be safely attending.
The Lakers could use some inhouse encouragement with the bad luck they've experienced this season.
Playing without their two superstars, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis, has been a real challenge for their bench to fill the void.
When the dynamic duo returns it will be in front of fans. That's the way it should be.
I'll be counting the days.