The LA Lakers power to the people Victory Parade in Los Angeles was enjoyed especially by new champion, Ron Artest. The Lakers forward had his Hennessy and a Victory Cigar. 70,000 fans gathered for the parade in downtown LA. LAPD police arrested nine for fighting and disturbing the peace.
With the Lakers Champions herded like cattle down the parade route in a semi-truck; it felt less like a parade and more like a drive-by.
” I wish I could have touched the fans. I wish I could have jumped into the crowd. ” – Ron Artest