Aftermath of Lakers rioting
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Police disperse thousands as celebrations turn ugly after Lakers’ NBA Finals win

Richard Torres, owner of the Holy Grail shoe store, stands in front of his boarded-up shop. Torres’ store was emptied of its stock by looters during the rioting that followed Sunday night’s Lakers victory. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Police Sgt. Jen Labrada arrests a suspect who was allegedly found with shoes taken from the Holy Grail shoe store. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A looter runs with stolen shoes from the Holy Grail vintage shoe store on Pico Boulevard after the Lakers win the NBA Championship on Sunday night. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A looter runs with an armful of stolen shoes from the Holy Grail vintage shoe store on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A looter carries off stolen shoes from the Holy Grail vintage shoe store on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A looter carries off stolen shoes from the Holy Grail vintage shoe store on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A shoe store near the Staples Center is looted after the Lakers’ victory Sunday night. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Unruly Lakers fans break into the Holy Grail vintage shoe store on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Looters carry shoes from the Holy Grail store on Pico Boulevard after a Lakers victory celebration turned destructive. (Jake Stevens / Los Angeles Times)
A defaced Lebron James jersey lies among burned debris left in the wake of the unruly mob outside Staples Center. (Jake Stevens / Los Angeles Times)
A small fire set by rowdy revelers outside Staples Center is extinguished while police keep the crowd under control Sunday night after the Lakers defeat the Orlando Magic to win the NBA title. (Jake Stevens / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrants dance around a trash fire outside Staples Center after Sunday’s game capping the NBA Finals. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A woman kneels before a line of motorcycle police after celebrations got out of hand on Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fans fill Whittier Boulevard after the team’s NBA Finals win Sunday night. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Police detain suspected offenders after a Lakers’ victory celebration becomes unruly in East Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Two Lakers fans wave flags from atop a bus stop while others take in the street scene in front of Staples Center after the Lakers won the NBA Championship. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Unruly revelers kick a burning trash can down the street near Staples Center after the Lakers won the NBA Championship. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A mob destroys a car parked near Staples Center on Sunday following the Lakers’ championship-clinching victory in the NBA Finals. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Unruly Lakers fans rock a passing car on Pico Boulevard. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A mob tries to tip over a car parked near Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Fans construct a makeshift torch out of tree branches and a T-shirt. At least eight people had been arrested citywide by 11 p.m. for offenses such as arson and public disturbance, according to the LAPD. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A mob chants as police set up a line to contain the revelry outside Staples Center on Sunday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Unruly Laker fans damage a police car in front of Staples Center after the Lakers’ 99-86 victory Sunday night over the Orlando Magic to clinch the NBA Championship. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fans burn a newspaper rack in front of Staples Center. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fans cheer in front of the Staples Center after their team wins the NBA Championship. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A Lakers fan holds up a burning tree branch as others celebrate in front of Staples Center. The LAPD began dispersing crowds about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when small bonfires and fireworks were reported. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Laker fans cheer around a bonfire in front of Staples Center. According to the LAPD, a group of people vandalized an MTA bus and a group of fans walked up the onramp of the 110 Freeway. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fans cruise up and down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to celebrate the Lakers’ 99-86 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling East L.A., where celebrations after Thursday night’s Lakers win led to two arrests. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Fans in East Los Angeles celebrate the Lakers’ championship win. The Times covered Sunday night’s game on Twitter and on the Lakers blog(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fans rejoice outside Staples Center after the team captured its 15th NBA championship. (Jake Stevens / Los Angeles Times)
Fans show their colors along Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. After Sunday night’s win, the Lakers and the city of Los Angeles announced they would split the cost of a $2-million, 2-mile parade from the Staples Center to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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