Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers, winners of the 2020 NBA Championship:
“This historic 2020 NBA championship belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers!” pic.twitter.com/LVmDZ3BB6s
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 12, 2020
And to celebrate the win, fans took to the streets for a giant superspreader event:
— Pam Chen (@producerpam) October 12, 2020
It was “mostly peaceful”:
#BREAKING: Thousands of #Lakers fans have converged on Staples Center. Mostly peaceful, except for a small group throwing rocks and bottles at LAPD. Officers now in riot gear as the celebration continues. @abc7 #air7hd #abc7eyewitness #lakersnation #losangeles pic.twitter.com/WlqXyboAlx
— Chris Cristi (@abc7chriscristi) October 12, 2020
It’s not a celebration in Los Angeles without some minor rioting:
Los Angeles: Police have fired less than lethal rounds after Lakers fans threw fireworks on the streets.
Lakers fans threw bottles back in return. pic.twitter.com/qyIGkSs1HU
— Tomas Morales (@TomasMorales_iv) October 12, 2020
So, will journos even bring up that we’re still in a pandemic when they cover this, or is that only for when a few hundred Trump supporters gather in a group?
Y’all thought I was playing. City waited 10 years for this. No chance downtown wasn’t going to be active. pic.twitter.com/K8W7SMgiV8
— Ry (@JustRyCole) October 12, 2020
Fans are also setting off illegal fireworks despite the state battling devastating wildfires:
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) October 12, 2020
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