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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.
Lakers fans trashing police cars pic.twitter.com/Koi9Rk5jvr
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 12, 2020
In the second video, you’ll see Lakers fans looting a Starbucks during their celebration:
#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
A huge Lakers celebration ended in looting and vandalism after last night’s NBA Championship win. 76 people arrested by LAPD and 30+ buildings were damaged. @GDLA @FOXLA #Lakers pic.twitter.com/Z1Q6gM3M5t
— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) October 12, 2020
Someone throws fireworks at police pic.twitter.com/9RNMxyZfd0
— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) October 12, 2020
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you can thank Lebron for encouraging these things tbh
Yup, that’s what I wanted to comment as well but you beat me too it. Their hero is all for this kind of behavior.
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.
Hard to say if this is worse than any other city’s championship celebrations.
Zero — Are you saying that makes it OK? “We’re no worse than anyone else” sets a very low bar.”
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 .
Agreed. I don’t understand why a celebration would turn violent. I mean a couple fights between high and inebriated fans sure but WTF is this? The world LeBum and his followers want I guess. Meanwhile, her highness lives surrounded by wealthy white people far far away from this kind of stuff.
well, that pumpkin latte is an abomination….
Open the churches
Whatever happened to just burning your couch in the front yard? The good ‘ol days…..
I saw that a beanbag may have injured a young lady……My thoughts and prayers go out to the beanbag, I hope it makes a full recovery
and the lockdown in California for the rest of us continues because of this bullshit…Coronafornia
Still waiting for LeBron to invoke MLK and call for peaceful celebrations.