Lakers let off fireworks, smoked their tires, and honked their horns outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 11, after their team completed a 4-2 finals series win over the Miami Heat.
They were also heard chanting the name of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers legend who died earlier this year in a helicopter crash.
KABC-TV said that “despite coronavirus restrictions and public health officials urging fans to celebrate from home, fans flooded the streets”.
Police eventually declared the assembly unlawful, amid reports that a Starbucks was looted. Non-lethal rounds were used, and arrests were made, local reports said. Credit: @JaValle via Storyful