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Photos: Lakers moments

Lakers win back-to-back championships

Los Angeles Times staff photographers capture the action of the 2010 NBA Finals.



Lakers players celebrate winning the NBA championship as Celtics Paul Pierce walks off the court at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Lakers Derek Fisher (2), Ron Artest (37) and Kobe Bryant (background) begin to celebrate after their 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics earned them the NBA championship on Thursday night at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Kobe Bryant and his Lakers teammates begin the celebration after their 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Kobe Bryant hoists the Larry O'Brien Trophy during the Lakers' celebration of their 16th NBA championship after an 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 on Thursday night at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Lakers Derek Fisher has tears in his eyes after the Lakers victory over the Boston Celtics in game 7 of the NBA Finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Kobe Bryant stands on the scorers' table at Staples Center after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics to win the NBA championship on Thursday night at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Kobe Bryant helps soak Ron Artest in champagne in the Lakers' locker room. Bryant earned his fifth championship ring. Artest, who scored 20 points in Game 7, earned his first. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Coach Phil Jackson is surrounded by family and friends after the Lakers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 83-79, over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Coach Phil Jackson and the Lakers get a champagne shower as they celebrate their second consecutive NBA title on Thursday night in their locker room at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant draws a crowd of Boston defenders -- (from left) Ray Allen, Glen Davis and Paul Pierce -- on a drive in the first half of Game 7 on Thursday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010
Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett does his best to make sure Lakers guard Kobe Bryant can't get off a difficult shot during the first half of Game 7 on Thursday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 17, 2010

Lakers guard Jordan Farmar steals the ball from Glen Davis during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Lakers Lamar Odom battles Celtic guard Rajon Rondo during during the first half of game 6 of the NBA Finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Celtic guard Nate Robinson hustles to the floor for a loose ball in the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum collide with Celtic center Kendrick Perkins in the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Perkins went to the team locker room after the play. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Celtic center Kendrick Perkins is helped to the locker room after getting injured in the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Celtic forward Kevin Garnett takes a minute under the basket during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Lakers went on to an 89-67 victory and forcing a Game 7 Thursday at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Celtics guard Tony Allen walks toward the bench during the fourth quarter after fouling Kobe Bryant going for a loose ball in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 15, 2010

Lakers point guard Derek Fisher tries to tip the ball to teammate Kobe Bryant (24) as he falls out of bounds in Game 5 on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 13, 2010

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recoils after getting fouled by Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett (5) on a play in the first half of Game 4 on Thursday night. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 10, 2010

Lakers Pau Gasol fouls Rahseed Wallace who proceeds to push him off in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 10, 2010

Derek Fisher gets off his tough layup attempt against, from left, Boston's Ray Allen, Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett with 48 seconds to play. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 8, 2010

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol knock the ball away from Paul Pierce in the first half of game three in Boston. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 8, 2010

Boston's Glen Davis (11) recoils at a foul by Kobe Bryant, as the Celtics' Kevin Garnett and the Lakers' Andrew Bynum watch the ball. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 6, 2010

The Celtics' Ray Allen chases a loose ball in front of Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, and Ron Artest in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 6, 2010

Lakers center Andrew Bynum is swarmed by Boston defenders (from left) Rasheed Wallace, Tony Allen and Glen Davis in the first half of Game 2 on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 6, 2010

Celtics forward Glenn Davis gets a close up look at the ball as he fights for a rebound in game one. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 3, 2010

Lakers Ron Artest and Shannon Brown defend Boston's Glen Davis in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 3, 2010

Celtics power forward Rasheed Wallace leaps over fans in the front row in pursuit of a loose ball in the second half of Game 1 on Thursday night.. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) June 3, 2010

Josh Powell stretches before Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) June 3, 2010
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