Text Winter is planning to attend the ring ceremony on opening night! This one was for Tex!

L.A. Times: The Lakers are planning a big celebration for their ring ceremony on opening night, but one person’s appearance might mean the most.

Longtime Lakers consultant Tex Winter is planning to attend.

Winter, 87, spent most of the summer in an assisted-living apartment in Oregon after suffering a stroke in late April while attending a basketball reunion in Manhattan, Kan.

The modern-day architect of the triangle offense has slowly been recovering, demonstrating good comprehension and an ability to say specific words, though he still has trouble formulating sentences.