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Dodgers: Los Angeles Lakers Hold a Moment of Silence for Tommy Lasorda



There are few names that are more recognizable in the city of Los Angeles than that of Tommy Lasorda. The legendary Dodgers manager spent over 70 years with the organization, winning 2 World Series and creating countless memories for generations of fans. 

With the announcement of Tommy’s passing on Thursday evening, the city of Los Angeles did everything they could to honor the late manager. City Hall and Staples Center were both lit up in blue colors, with Dodger Stadium lit up all night to display his number 2 painted in centerfield. 

Prior to the Lakers tipoff against the Chicago Bulls on Friday evening, the two teams held a moment of silence for Tommy. The Lakers announcer went through the career accolades of the Dodgers manager as the court also lit up blue before the moment of silence. 

The Lakers ceremony is likely just one of many to take place around Los Angeles as the community mourns the passing of Tommy. Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten has already said that the team will likely wear a patch in honor of Lasorda this year and that there will likely be a ceremony at the stadium in the coming days/weeks. 

Funeral arrangements for the Dodgers legend have not yet been made, but it will likely be limited due to the coronavirus. Tommy’s family has not any plans public as they continue to work with the organization. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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