Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian congratulates Lebron James led LA Lakers after they became the inaugural in-season tournament champions

Los Angeles Lakers faced Indiana Pacers in the final of the first-ever In-Season tournament organized by the NBA.


Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian congratulates Lebron James led LA Lakers after they became the inaugural in-season tournament champions

(L-R) Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian and LeBron James. (credits: Town & Country Magazine SportsMax)

One of the most loved couples in the tennis community, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, are quite active on social media as well as in public outings. With Ohanian, one of the most active members of Twitter (now known as X), constantly updating the rest of the world about the whereabouts and status of the family, tennis fans barely miss out on the various happenings related to them.

Recently Ohanian talked about the NBA side Los Angeles Lakers, which is led by superstar player LeBron James, in a tweet. Ohanian congratulated the side on their win by penning down a tweet reading,

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Big W for LA and for the league. Congrats all around.

Los Angeles Lakers faced Indiana Pacers in the final of the first-ever In-Season tournament organized by the NBA.

The Lakers won the match by a scoreline of 123-109, lifting the title and thereby becoming the inaugural champions. The star players for Lakers in the final were Austin Reaves and James, who scored 28 and 24 points in the match, respectively. But the main man who got the job done for the Showtime Lakers was Anthony Davis, who racked up a total of 41 points for his side.

How did the Lakers won the Inaugural In Season Tournament?

With a new tournament on the rise, all the NBA top teams had to chance to lift the first-ever In-Season Tournament. The 30 teams were divided into six total groups in the form of West Groups A, B, and C and East Groups A, B, and C.

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With the Lakers being drawn in the West Group A alongside the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Memphis Grizzlies, it was much more than just a one-sided group.

LA Lakers players lift the inaugural In season tournament title.
LA Lakers players lift the inaugural In season tournament title. (credits: Rappler)

But the team from LA pulled off four wins out of four in the group stages, qualifying straightway to the quarter-finals. The Lakes then faced off against the Suns who qualified via the two second-best teams qualifiers and defeated the side from Phoenix by a margin of 106-103.

Then they faced a tough challenge against the West Group B group toppers New Orleans Pelicans beating them comfortably by 133-89. In the final, yet again, LA dominated the Pacers and lifted the title.

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