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Los Angeles Lakers will play their first game in front of their fans in more than a year on April 15th vs. the Celtics, and Alex Caruso could not hide his excitement.

The Lakers will have some fans in attendance at Staple Center for the first time since the pandemic. The NBA has reportedly planned to have full attendance throughout the league by the 2021-22 season.

Suffice to say it would give the Lakers a new-found excitement as the reigning NBA champions will play in front of fans for the first time since they won the title.

“Man I’m so excited, Mike, I can’t even tell you how excited I am. They’ve introduced us every time as the defending world champions, and we haven’t had anybody there to really celebrate it,” Caruso said, per Mike Trudell.