June 14th, 2009, 02:20 PM #11
I was curious as to where they were going to have a parade anyways assuming they win. In the past they put the players on that balcony outside Staples and everyone was in that parking lot that's now LA Live and the Nokia Theater.
And yeah, if the Lakers wanted to look good, they'd pay for the parade themselves.
June 14th, 2009, 03:18 PM #12
Kobe will just buy the city a big ring to say he's sorry for screwing the budget.
June 14th, 2009, 03:34 PM #13
LA LIVE will be destroyed tonight by the celebrations. that sucks.
June 14th, 2009, 04:11 PM #14
I was stunned as everybody to learn that the cities pay for the parades. That's some bull****. The teams should pay for them and if they want to argue that they can't... then line the ****ing parade rout with Coke ads and turn a profit from it.
In fact... why the **** do teams need a parade anyway? Kings fans loved to mock the Ducks for their Cup Winning Parking Lot Party... but how is that worse than a parade?
Parades suck balls.
June 14th, 2009, 05:22 PM #15
the city pays for it because its a public event. the teams could just as easily have a parade at 20 miles an hour or some low speed limit street and the city would still have to provide emergency personel but the city couldnt do a damn thing about it if they were following the speed limit and following traffic laws
June 14th, 2009, 05:31 PM #16
Have the celebration in MacArthur Park. LAPD will bring the party favors. There won't be a dry eye in the house.
June 14th, 2009, 05:48 PM #17
Parades are Geigh! Hopefully when the Kings win the Cup they host some sort of open house with the players and the cup. A few speeches, a few drinks. Handshakes and cheering. Sounds good to me.
June 14th, 2009, 06:14 PM #18
I like this idea
Originally Posted by ImA1032
June 14th, 2009, 06:15 PM #19
June 14th, 2009, 06:31 PM #20
I call dibs on firebombing the first firetruck I see near Staples centre when this happenes.
Originally Posted by DRice