For all you NBA fans, especially fans of the Lakers and Celtics, this is your week! The NBA Finals tip off on Thursday, and Southwest Airlines is taking part in the action! As the official airline of the NBA, Southwest Airlines has the proud opportunity to deliver the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy to the Finals' cities.
Today, the trophy landed at LAX aboard Slam Dunk One! Southwest Airlines Captain Dave Rigby (R) and First Officer John Degroot (C), delivered the trophy to Lakers’ great Michael Cooper. The trophy will make the journey to the Staples Center and will take the stage for Game 1 and 2.
Early next week, the trophy will board yet another Southwest flight and head east, landing in Boston aboard Slam Dunk One—all you Bostonians keep your eye out for Slam Dunk One—the Larry O’Brien trophy may be onboard! So, whether your Teams are in the Finals, or you’re just a fan of the game, know Southwest Airlines is playing our part to deliver the trophy (and the many NBA fans traveling to the games) safe and sound!