Looting, Buildings Damaged & Cops Attacked By Fans After Lakers Win Title

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The official numbers are in from Sunday night’s celebration in Los Angeles after the Lakers won the NBA title. What started off as people reacting to LeBron winning a title for Kobe soon turned to “confrontational, violent and destructive behavior,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD reports 76 people were arrested, 30-plus buildings damaged, eight officers were injured and received medical treatment, and two people were injured by “less lethal munitions fired by our officers.”

“Unruly individuals mixed within the crowd began throwing glass bottles, rocks, and other projectiles at officers,” the department said in a statement. “That is when an unlawful assembly was declared, and only a limited number of people complied and began to disperse. A larger portion of the group broke off and began vandalizing businesses while continuing to engage in violent behavior, some aimed at responding officers.”

More than 30 buildings and establishments were damaged during the night, the department reports.

In the second video, you’ll see Lakers fans looting a Starbucks during their celebration:

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Downtown LA is a lost cause. It’s too bad as the Staples city walk area and downtown were starting to become a nice place before the lockdowns and riots. Hip bars opening and Ritz Carlton opened a new high-rise hotel there. Now, no one wants to go there. Too sketchy.

  2. Mostly peaceful what a lying pos typical abc reporting yeah don’t believe your eyes chicom loving nba fans uncivilized and unlawful behavior what the hell does looting a Starbucks have to do with anything nothing is the answer. But hey these are the queens peeps and maybe he will bail out his thug buddies that is if anyone was arrested .

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