On June 17, the Lakers overcame a 13-point loss in the third quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics, 83 to 79 in the final Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center, winning their second consecutive championship. Many stars were present, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Penny Marshall, among more.
The Lakers celebration parade began at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and traveled south on Figueroa Street, to Jefferson Boulevard, where the parade turned East at the Galen Center to complete the procession. Nearly one million fans lined the two mile parade route. The city spent at least 1 million dollars on extra police and emergency services for the Monday parade, yet the Lakers sponsorship company, AEG later reimbursed the city for the extra services.
Now, the Los Angeles Lakers have announced the preseason schedule for the 2010-11 season, along with ticket purchase information. The preseason line-up includes games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, and is highlighted by games in London and Barcelona as part of NBA Europe Live 2010.
The Lakers will kick off the 2010 preseason on October 4 when they take on the Timberwolves in London. The Lakers will then travel to Barcelona, where they will face off against Euroleague powerhouse Regal FC Barcelona on October 7. The Lakers will then head to Las Vegas, where they will play the Kings on October 13 at the Thomas and Mack Center.
The Lakers will host their annual shootout at STAPLES Center on October 16 and 17. In addition to the Lakers, teams scheduled to participate in the event are the Nuggets, Jazz and Clippers.
The Lakers will then play the Jazz in Anaheim at the Honda Center on October 19, before wrapping up the preseason with games against the Warriors on October 21 at the San Diego Sports Arena and October 22 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
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