Photos from Lakers’ NBA championship victory over the Miami Heat

Laker players, including LeBron James, celebrate winning the NBA championship.
LeBron James, center, celebrates with his teammates after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Lakers are once again NBA champions.

With their 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, the Lakers won their 17th championship, tying the Boston Celtics for the most titles by an NBA team.

Here are some of the best images taken by longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Wally Skalij.

Lakers players lift the Larry O'Brien trophy after winning the NBA title.
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, bottom left, holds the Larry O’Brien trophy as he celebrates with his teammates following their championship win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O'Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat.
LeBron James holds the MVP and Larry O’Brien trophies after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA title on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing , moments of Game 6 of the NBA Finals
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing moments of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers win their 17th championship.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
A man holds up a Kobe Bryant Boulevard sign as fans celebrate after the Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
A man holds up a Kobe Bryant Boulevard sign as fans celebrate after the Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)

Lakers forward Anthony Davis dunks over Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler in the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
 LeBron James is fouled by the Heat's Jimmy Butler, right, while driving to the basket
Lakers forward LeBron James is fouled by the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, right, while driving to the basket as Bam Adebayo tries to help on defense in the second quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando Sunday.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo scores in front of Miami Heat forwards Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler.
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo scores in front of Miami Heat forwards Bam Adebayo, left, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James puts up a shot over the Miami Heat.
Lakers forward LeBron James puts up a shot over the Miami Heat during the first quarter in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and forward Anthony Davis pressure Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro.
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and forward Anthony Davis pressure Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward LeBron James is hit in the face by Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder while driving to the basket.
Lakers forward LeBron James is hit in the face by Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder while driving to the basket in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Lakers fans hold a banner of deceased Laker Kobe Bryant as they gather near the Staples Center
Fans gather near Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores ahead of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson.
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores ahead of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson during the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Lakers forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn during the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD officers on horses clear the area near L.A. Live, declaring an unlawful assembly, after the Lakers’ win over the Miami
LAPD officers on horses clear the area near L.A. Live, declaring an unlawful assembly, after the Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)
A man walks by broken windows at a Jersey Mike’s near Staples Center after Sunday night’s Lakers celebration.
A man walks by broken windows at a Jersey Mike’s near Staples Center after Sunday night’s Lakers celebration.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
A Jersey Mike's employee is seen making a sandwich through one of several shattered windows on Monday in Los Angeles.
A Jersey Mike’s employee is seen making a sandwich through one of several shattered windows when some vandals took to the streets and covered several blocks with graffiti, broke windows and vandalized businesses after the Lakers championship win the night before on Monday in Los Angeles.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Interstate Restoration workers wash off graffiti on the Renaissance Tower apartment building on Olympic Boulevard.
Interstate Restoration workers wash off graffiti on the Renaissance Tower apartment building on Olympic Boulevard that was tagged Sunday night in the aftermath of the Lakers’ win in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fan Michael Vasquez, of Buena Park, takes video of giant screens across from the Staples Center.
Lakers fan Michael Vasquez, of Buena Park, takes video of giant screens featuring LeBron James and Anthony Davis hugging at the Circa apartment complex across the street from the Staples Center on Monday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Interstate Restoration workers wash off graffiti on the Renaissance Tower apartment building on Olympic Boulevard.
Interstate Restoration workers wash off graffiti on the Renaissance Tower apartment building on Olympic Boulevard that was tagged Sunday night in the aftermath of the Lakers championship on Monday in downtown Los Angeles.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A worker washes off graffiti from the sidewalk on Flower Street next to a building that was tagged Sunday night.
A worker washes off graffiti from the sidewalk on Flower Street next to a building that was tagged Sunday night in the aftermath of the Lakers’ win in the NBA Finals.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers fan Emanuel Pascual, of Alhambra, takes a photo in front of a mural outside the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.
Lakers fan Emanuel Pascual, of Alhambra, takes a photo in front of angel wings mural outside the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, where fans were gathering to celebrate the morning after the Lakers championship win on Monday in Los Angeles.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)