Lakers Examiner: For those of you that don’t know, the Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship victory parade will take place Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. pacific time.
Double-decker busses carrying Lakers players, coaches, and staff will head south down Figueroa from Staples Center and stop at the Coliseum, where a celebration will be held in front of an estimated 95,000 fans. Gates of the Coliseum open at 9:30 a.m., so get there early.
It’s been a couple years since the Lakers’ last championship, so if you plan on attending the victory parade, here are a few reminders about what you should and should not do:
DO: scream like you’ve never screamed before. This is the time to get crazy–take all that frustration from home and the office and turn it into the most powerful “Let’s go Lakers!” chant you can muster.
DON’T: address any players individually. I know how much you want to talk to Kobe Bryant. I know you want to personally thank him for renewing your faith in humanity. But he CANNOT hear you! Even if he can, he certainly can’t engage in a philosophical conversation with you. The only thing you’ll do by shouting “Kobe” for fifteen straight minutes is give the five-year-old girl next to you nightmares.