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
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.