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Parade in Pictures

Parking at meter near Metro Station: $4

Metro Day Pass: $5

L.A. Times Commemorative Championship Edition: $1

Coke: $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:

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Update: more pics and a video clip after the jump

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All day pass on the metro rail - $5

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Taken from inside the metro bus

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getting off at grand station

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The corner of Figueroa and Washington

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L.A. Times Commemorative Edition $1

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This guy climbed the traffic light to get a better view

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The Laker Girls had their own bus

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Confetti shot up from the crowd

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Children came out to support their heroes

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I have no idea who is on this bus

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Shirt taped to a light pole

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The Goodyear Blimp showed up for the festivities

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Fans of Mexico too, apparently!

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There were a lot of vendors selling Lakers gear and posters

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Nobody told this guy the rules at SS&R

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Creative signs made by the fans

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Spotted a Walton jersey, so I had to take a picture

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There were several Lakers-themed cars in the parking lots adjacent to the parade

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these two were quite happy that the Lakers won Game 7

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umm ... I think she's missing an apostrophe

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This young lady was nice enough to pose with her sign

 

MORE PICS TO COME and a VIDEO CLIP in a few hours ...

Update

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This fan was dressed as a duck ... or is that a "Chick"?

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VTB... feelin YOU!

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A "Despicable Me" tie-in ... everyone wants to hitch their star to a winner!

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This is "Doggy Bryant"

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Not sure what this is trying to say, but it's obvious likes his Kobe jersey better than his Bird jersey

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The mural at the corner of Staples Center

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Victory!

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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!

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Yep ...

 

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!)