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Photos Of Los Angeles Lakers Fans Rioting & Celebrating In The Streets After NBA Championship Win



lakers-fans-with-riot-policeKobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic tonight to win the 2009 NBA Championship and you know what that means: Riots in the streets of Los Angeles!

Fans flooded the streets of L.A. after the game. Outside the Staples Center, people were seen destroying ad stands, attacking police cars and buses, and rolling over other cars. Others turned to looting, since there’s no better way to celebrate a championship win than with a new pair of shoes.

Here’s a sampling of photos from the chaos in L.A., with more photos and video to be posted tomorrow as they are published.

You have to feel for the Lakers fans who were just trying to drive home after the game

You have to feel for the Lakers fans who were just trying to drive home after the game

Why get tickets to the game when you can get tickets to a beating from the police?

Why get tickets to the game when you can get tickets to a beating from the police?

Take THAT, Advertising!

Take THAT, Advertising!

When you're stealing shoes, it's important to make sure you get the right size

When you're stealing shoes, it's important to make sure you get the right size

Stealing shoes with a photographer standing outside = Genius

Stealing shoes with a photographer standing outside = Genius

Dilemma for the guy on the right: Should he put his stolen shoes on before or after jumping on this car?

Dilemma for the guy on the right: Should he put his stolen shoes on before or after jumping on this car?

Another L.A. genius

Another L.A. genius

Proof that people actually ride the Los Angeles public transportation system

Proof that people actually ride the Los Angeles public transportation system

Photos: Unruly Lakers fans in L.A. [ABC7]

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  • http://easymerchantcashadvance.com/ Chris R

    An excellent win for the Lakers. Too bad I was unable to watch the game (I was at a wedding).

    It's a bummer about the rioters. These people are some of LA's lower life forms. They make living in LA a little less tolerable.

  • http://mediaraid.com/ Ronk

    I live in LA and if there is one thing I can't stand are people who don't respect anything other than their own selfish pride.

    I see this everyday with the theft, graffiti, and gangs that are ruining Los Angeles.

    Too bad I don't offer any answers to this problem.

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  • http://www.merchant-loan.com/ Chrystal K.

    I'm so happy for them…Yay!

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  • http://easymerchantcashadvance.com/ Chris R

    An excellent win for the Lakers. Too bad I was unable to watch the game (I was at a wedding).

    It's a bummer about the rioters. These people are some of LA's lower life forms. They make living in LA a little less tolerable.

  • http://mediaraid.com/ Ronk

    I live in LA and if there is one thing I can't stand are people who don't respect anything other than their own selfish pride.

    I see this everyday with the theft, graffiti, and gangs that are ruining Los Angeles.

    Too bad I don't offer any answers to this problem.

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