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Downtown L.A. contemplates a Lakers parade

June 9, 2009 |  4:39 pm

The Lakers are only halfway to clinching the NBA Finals, but already the powers that be in downtown L.A. are thinking about the when-and-where of their victory parade.

In an e-mail to the downtown community Tuesday, LAPD Capt. Blake Chow said that a Lakers victory parade could happen as soon as Monday, should the team sweep the Orlando Magic in four games.  A parade would begin at Staples Center about 11 a.m., travel south on Figueroa and end at the Coliseum about 1 p.m.

Should it take a bit longer to clinch the title, the parade could be held Wednesday, June 17th (if they win in five games); Friday the 19th (in six games) or Monday the 22nd (if it takes the full seven games).

And if a victory parade ends up being held in Orlando?

 Chow doesn't allow for that possibility.

--Cara Mia DiMassa