Lakers winning 17th NBA title sets off social media frenzy
Lakers star Anthony Davis hugs trainer Frank Vogel after winning the NBA title on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Before the confetti fell, there were tears.
Lakers players and coaches, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, wiped tears as the clock ticked their 106-93 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday, which won the Lakers' 17th NBA championship.
The Lakers joined the Celtics on the list of Most Decorated Franchises and ended a 10-year title drought.
Here's a look at how stars including Lakers legends, athletes from various sports, and entertainers reacted on social media to the Lakers' first title since 2010, which ended a tumultuous NBA season that began more than a year ago and a pandemic and social events covered unrest.
Spark guard Te'a Cooper, who is engaged to Lakers Center Dwight Howard, was present at the celebration.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
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