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.

  • KING

    I need to be at the ring ceremony!!!

  • LEADERFISH

    This man should be in the HOF.

  • 949Mike

    Hey guys I have 1 ticket left for the game on opening night. Let me know if you would like to buy it at oc_mikeg @ hotmail .com ..If you don’t have a ride I’ll take you as long as you live in Orange County Thanks.