H.Res. 566: Congratulating the 2008-2009 National Basketball Association Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, on an outstanding and historic season

H.Res. 566

Congratulating the 2008-2009 National Basketball Association Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, on an outstanding and historic season

Sponsor
Rep. Maxine Waters

Date
July 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 566 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) June 19, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 566 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

 

  • "The 2008-2009 National Basketball Association (NBA) World Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, are to be congratulated for an outstanding and historic season; and
  • "The Lakers, in winning their 15th NBA World Championship, capped a remarkable, unprecedented single-season turnaround that captivated basketball fans across America and around the world."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the combination of Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Derrick Fisher, Paul Gasol, and Trevor Ariza, led the 2008-2009 Lakers to a 65-17 regular season record and the number one spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The Lakers won Game 5 against the Magic by a final score of 99-86, clinching a historic NBA championship.