Lakers fans got a bit rowdy during their championship celebration in LA.
After the Lakers beat the Heat on Sunday night to win their 17th NBA championship, fans hit the streets of LA in droves to celebrate.
— CBSLA Assignment Desk (@KCBSKCALDesk) October 12, 2020
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) October 12, 2020
At one point a large crowd of Lakers fans surrounded a police car and began throwing objects at it.
Here’s another look at Lakers fans surrounding police cars near the Staples Center.
LAPD wants to shut down the @Lakers celebration in front of Staples Center but fans aren’t leaving. Shortly after this video the fans surrounded the LAPD cruisers and started banging on their cars. After the police retreated and brought out reinforcements, fans backed off @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/E9tEPA8kGK
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) October 12, 2020
Police eventually had to come out in riot gear to disperse the crowd.
#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