Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 9:44 am  |  27 responses

Los Angeles Riots Produce at least 25 Arrests

Just a shameful way to celebrate: “Hundreds celebrated in the streets outside Staples Center after the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA title win Sunday night, with some revelers damaging police cruisers, throwing rocks and bottles at officers and setting bonfires in the street, authorities said. About 25 people were arrested, most part of a rowdy crowd that split off on to surrounding streets after police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, officer Karen Rayner said.”

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  • larrylegend

    1st! nothing new in la…

  • http://www.nba.com Tarzan’s Jane

    This is where it gets pathetic. Not because its LA, but anywhere people do this as a way to celebrate. I saw them on the news shaking cars back and forth, etc. Ridiculous behavior and totally uncalled for. For you unruly fans, you do not respresent the majority of level headed fans. There is celebrating and then there is just ignorance. Grow up people!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com doyouwantmore

    There are two types of non-fan fans. Casual Laker fans and idiots looking for a reason to get drunk and stupid. What happened there was a great confluence of both.

  • http://slamonline.com tina

    Thank you Tarzan, i can’t stand it when people say that it only happens in LA.

  • larrylegend

    i just ment, something like that happend back in 2000, when la won on the road…

  • SWIFTboy

    It happened in Montreal a year or two ago and they hadn’t even won the chip, only made it to the second round or something like that.

  • Marcel Mutoni

    this is precisely why i avoided downtown last night. you stay classy, los angeles.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    cops are choking emt workers, tazering old ladies, beating up ministers, and THIS is what people riot about???!!!?!?!?!?!

  • Statik

    this is why I watched everything from the house last nite, no matter where you were at in the LA area there was some idiotic “fans” pulling stunts that didnt even make the news…just wait till the parade on wednesday, you aint seen nothing yet…

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/42594-Hoops4life- Overtime

    Cosign Tarzan’s Jane and doyouwantmore

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    @Tarzan Cooper:That old lady deserved to be tasered.

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  • Naiym1

    Only in L.A.. whoops…sorry y’all said not to say that..lol!! It’s not the level headed people it’s just… Laker fans for ya! minus Jack Nicholson…Kidding..kidding…

  • http://Nicekicks.com MeloMan22

    this has James the balla written allll over it

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    ^James is Canadian. He wasnt their.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    But hey, what can I say?
    I hate LA
    But at the end it’s just another day
    And the next one begins when the last one ends
    Can’t wait till the Lakers get smashed again

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I feel bad about the sneaker store getting robbed.

  • http://Nicekicks.com Hollywud15

    @ BET: is it soo far fetched for me to assume he traveled all the way out there to get the first suckle of his newly crowned lover?

  • Rnz

    So, I guess Lakers fans are a lot like Persib fans after all….

  • chintao

    Just imagine what would happen if the Clippers won….

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Anyone checked to see of James the B or Zee were among the arrested?

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    haha They were probably all mexican!!!! (I’m mexican american btw)

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    i’m with Chukaz. it was like 95% Mexican, 4% black, 1& other. no joke. these arent even fans. they’re called “opportunistic criminals”. get teh gear and go blend in and disrupt things. real laker fans arent like this. i live in L.A. this is just a small group. I mean seriously, L.A. is one of the biggest cities in the world. this isnt all laker fans.

  • http://sandoonamoon.blogspot.com/ Superman_Osman

    I just got the feeling I wanna jam some NWA…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Did anyone else catch the BASEketball “LA Riots” reference there?

  • http://google Don

    LA riots because they have a company that is wealthy enough to hire the best people to put a ball through a metal ring.
    Tehran riots for greater freedoms.
    Which is a greater threat to me.
    The US assh*les.

  • http://google Don

    LA riots because they have a company that is wealthy enough to hire the best people to put a ball through a metal ring.
    Tehran riots for greater freedoms.
    Which is a greater threat to me.
    The US ash*les.