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Lakers parade: The party continues

June 17, 2009 | 12:57 pm


From the Coliseum:

Kobe Bryant leaped onto the Lakers' court that stood as the stage for their NBA Championship celebration. Derek Fisher held the 2009 championship trophy aloft, which drew a loud ovation. As all the Lakers walked onto the court, waving to fans, the crowd erupted.

The Lakers assistant coaches were introduced. First it was assistant Jim Cleamons, then Frank Hamblen and then Kurt Rambis, who was given a loud ovation. Next up was Brian Shaw, who was introduced as a Laker who was on the three NBA titles earlier this decade, and he was given a loud ovation as well.

When Magic Johnson was introduced, the fans began to chant "Magic. Magic. Magic." That forced Johnson to come out and take a bow.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Kobe Bryant, center, along with his family and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, wave to fans while riding on top of a double-decker bus during the Lakers' championship parade on Wednesday. Credit: Mark Boster/ Los Angeles Times