LAKER PARADE 2009

Congrats to our own Los Angeles Lakers for winning their 15th NBA Championship this past Sunday! Now to the controversial Laker parade and rally, that took place at Staples Center, all along Figueroa, and finally to the Coliseum (where we were posted). It was a long, tiring day indeed.
On Vermont and King at 5 am, the most ridiculous and meaningless line ever.
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The madness begins.
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The Coliseum.
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The Rush.

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Our waiting spot for the next 3 hours…

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Look who found us…KPOLK.
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Thomas & Leanne
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Jimmy & Debbie
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Yea- talk about capcity.

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We applauded Jerry Buss 4 times.

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MVP

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And then the Laker girls performed 26 routines…(ok maybe it was like 6). Then we applauded Jerry Buss 3 more times.

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After Mayor Villegorosa was booed, then applauded, and then gave his speech…they finally allowed for the main event to come down the purple steps.

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Kareem Abdul “Skyhook” Jabaar with the tee to prove it.
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Coach Jackson – back another year!
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Speeches from Jordan Farmar, Luke Walton, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher, and of course, Kobe Bryant.
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We LOVE L.A.! But I will never be doing this ever again – hot sun + wait + more wait = no go.

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