Parking at meter near Metro Station: $4
Metro Day Pass: $5
L.A. Times Commemorative Championship Edition: $1
Zone Energy Bar: $0 Free sample
Championship Parade: Priceless
It was anticlimatic, and they passed by much too quickly, but it was nice to get out and see all the Lakers fans.
I will post the first few so you can get a glimpse, I will update this post later tonight, along with a short video clip.
The pictures are mostly of the scene and the fans, I went to video mode to record the players.
Here is a screenshot from the video clip I will post later:
Update: more pics and a video clip after the jump
All day pass on the metro rail - $5
Taken from inside the metro bus
getting off at grand station
The corner of Figueroa and Washington
L.A. Times Commemorative Edition $1
This guy climbed the traffic light to get a better view
The Laker Girls had their own bus
Confetti shot up from the crowd
Children came out to support their heroes
I have no idea who is on this bus
Shirt taped to a light pole
The Goodyear Blimp showed up for the festivities
Fans of Mexico too, apparently!
There were a lot of vendors selling Lakers gear and posters
Nobody told this guy the rules at SS&R
Creative signs made by the fans
Spotted a Walton jersey, so I had to take a picture
There were several Lakers-themed cars in the parking lots adjacent to the parade
these two were quite happy that the Lakers won Game 7
umm ... I think she's missing an apostrophe
This young lady was nice enough to pose with her sign
MORE PICS TO COME and a VIDEO CLIP in a few hours ...
This fan was dressed as a duck ... or is that a "Chick"?
VTB... feelin YOU!
A "Despicable Me" tie-in ... everyone wants to hitch their star to a winner!
This is "Doggy Bryant"
Not sure what this is trying to say, but it's obvious likes his Kobe jersey better than his Bird jersey
The mural at the corner of Staples Center
This dedicated fan pimped out his ride in a customized Lakers wheelchair
UPDATE: if you're interested in a wheelchair like this, check his site out at wheelchairlarry.com
Paul Pierce, we've got one with your name on it!
And a short video clip of the Lakers passing by (sorry for the shaky camera work, it's hard to hold it steady without a tripod!)