Since, he's been diligently taking Spanish lessons and visiting the city constantly to get acquainted with what will eventually be his new surroundings.
He watched the late Lakers legend put together an epic 60-point performance in a win over the Utah Jazz.
In fact, the team will not venture into Mexico City during its inaugural season, the latest challenge in trying to incorporate the franchise into the fold.
The Capitanes were among those opting out, choosing instead to debut in 2021-22.
At the Juan de la Barrera, a 5,242-seater that hosted Olympic basketball in 1968, sellouts became increasingly common.
In September, Capitanes settled on Fort Worth, Texas, as a base of operations, agreeing to play all of their Showcase Cup games in the United States.