Lakers parade: A noisy day at the Coliseum
It was so loud inside the Coliseum that it sounded like a football game between cross-town rivals USC and UCLA. Instead, it was about 95,000 fans screaming, yelling and cheering for the Lakers, the 2009 NBA champions. They had come here to celebrate the team's 15th NBA championship with the players. It was a sea of fans dressed in purple and gold outfits of all kinds.
-- Broderick Turner
Photo: The Lakers parade rolls away from the Staples Center en route to the Coliseum on Wednesday. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images