Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA Championship - Fans Go Mad



By Bruce Edwin

On June 17, 2010, the Lakers overcame a 13-point loss in the third quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics, 83 to 79 in the final Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center, winning their second consecutive championship. Many stars were present, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Penny Marshall, among more.

The Lakers celebration parade began at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and traveled south on Figueroa Street, to Jefferson Boulevard, where the parade turned East at the Galen Center to complete the procession. Nearly one million fans lined the two mile parade route. The city spent at least 1 million dollars on extra police and emergency services for the Monday parade, yet the Lakers sponsorship company, AEG later reimbursed the city for the extra services.

Players were on a customized flat-bed float. A motorcade of double-decker, open topped buses, as well as other vehicles carried The Laker coaches and staff, members of the Buss family, which owns the team, and the Laker Girls dance team among more.

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