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Lakers Parade Madness -- Calm Before the Storm

6/17/2009 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The stage is finally set for the Los Angeles Lakers $2 million victory parade -- and TMZ has locked down photos of the incredible scene ... before the chaos ensues.

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The parade hasn't even begun yet -- and injuries have already been reported along the parade route. Plus, the S.W.A.T. team is already on scene to keep the peace, this according to our friends at KLAC radio.

Should be fun...

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First again bitches .....where you at FIRST you real slow today

1901 days ago

Linda Mott    

It's a shame that violence is now an acceptable way to celebrate, what should be an honorable and happy occasion.

1901 days ago

tmz sux    

lakes suck my balls

1901 days ago


what a huge waste of money!

1901 days ago

Michael Madsen    

Great way to spend 2 mill... ahhh... American excess... their peopel are broke, losing their homes, familie breaking apart, kids going hungry, life savings lost, major corp's going bankrupt, trillions in bailouts and stillllllllllllllll....
a basketball club blows 2 mill to celebrate a group of multi-millionaire, absolute morons and , in one case, a rapist, for winning their wittle basketball game...

If America doesn't go the way of Ancient Rome and the Dinosaurs... then I've entered another dimension.

Good Luck, Amarica... y'all gunna need it! Stars and Wipes Forever!

1901 days ago


Rome/California 2009 bring on the Christians and the lions.

1901 days ago


Am I the only one that really doesn't give a rat's sphincter about this? Lakers who?

1901 days ago


Wow...those Laker fans sure are a classy bunch.

1901 days ago


Meanwhile, HOW many teachers lost their jobs to state budget cuts? WHAT percentage of state parks are closing due to lack of funds?

Instead, we're spending $2m on a violent parade.

This is disgusting.

1901 days ago



the money is being contributed by private donors and the Lakers franchise itself. so the government is not paying for it.

1901 days ago

Concerned & Tired of it    

Complete waste of money - everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves for spending this ridiculous amount of money on a parade/celebration. There are hundreds of better ways to spend $$ in a beneficial vs. selfish way. Shame for shame. Very clear example of why we're in the predicament we're in America. Sad.

1901 days ago


This is sad. ..truely...

1901 days ago

Concerned & Tired of it    

laila ~
Irregardless of who is paying for this - it's a disgrace. These so-called private donors perhaps contribute to other more meaningful organizations during other times, however take the money they're willing to pay out for the stupid parade and keep it going towards those meaningful & needy places. And the Lakers franchise? Give back to your supporters, donate it to inner-city school sports programs - give it in some other fashion vs. hosting a parade and then writing it off on your corporate taxes. Let's not forget that taxpayers foot the bill for the city police to be on alert for this wasteful parade and the ensuing chaos thereafter. Disgusting any way you look at it!

1901 days ago


TO LAKER HATERS: UR SORE LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT SO THERE'S NOTHING TO DO ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO WIN BUT THE BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1901 days ago

Concerned & Tired of it    

This is not about "Laker Haters" --- I don't even live in California. I'm just calling it as I see it: a disgusting way to spend this amount of money in today's world.

1901 days ago
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