Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 12:25 pm  |  7 responses

Victory Parade Draws Millions

Yahoo! reports: “Fans lined up along a two-mile route in downtown Los Angeles early Monday, jostling for a front row seat for the downsized, drive-by parade that will stand for the Lakers’ victory lap celebrating their 16th NBA title. It’s a two-mile toast to the Lakers, who will travel aboard a flatbed float from the Staples Center to the Galen Center at the University of Southern California. The Lakers will be interviewed on loudspeakers as they roll along. Officials have estimated as many as 2 million fans could line the route. There will be no rally, no speeches, no music and no other hoopla at the beginning or the end. Police Chief Charlie Beck held a 5 a.m. news conference to warn troublemakers that police would not tolerate a repeat of the violence that occurred Thursday when the Lakers won the NBA championship. There were no serious injuries, but a lot of damage from vandalism and fires.”

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  • the_baller20

    the celt’s will get revenge…

  • the_baller20

    the will get revenge…

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Can LA do anything but riot when something happens? And of course there will be millions…the city is huge and they just won a title.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I was thinking the same thing LDR4. Man, you would think there’d be a lot of good vibes to go around and there wouldn’t be a need to truncate the parade, but there you go. It doesn’t even sound like it’s going to be that much fun, with no rally and no final words from the champs. Bummer. I remember Miami’s parade, where there were no real issues with the crowd and it was hot as he11 that day, and well over 500k in the crowd. The best part of the parade was watching Riley dancing. Wouldn’t be awesome to see Phil Jax do the same? Although with those hips and that knee, he’d either fall on his face or create a new dance craze.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    no rally,no speeches,or music???wtf is the point then???I want 2 hear RonRon talk!!!

  • John

    LA residents are a disaster

  • deano

    forget that I wanna see Ron Ron perform ‘Champion’ with a live band and choir on a moving float throughout the entire city of LA!!! lol