Time for a Parade

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To celebrate their game 7, champtionship-clinching win against the Boston Celtics Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers are treating fans to a parade from Staples Center to USC downtown on Monday morning. If last year’s event and last night’s press conference with Ron Artest are any indication, it will be a joyous and entertaining—if unpredictable— time. What you need to know before you go:

WHO: The Lakers players, Laker Girls, Lakers staff, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected
WHERE: A 2-mile route from Staples Center to USC
WHEN: Monday, June 21 from 11-12.
HOW: Authorities strongly suggest using public transportation, and the Metro has set up a Web page with tips here. Click here for information on street closures, which will begin Sunday night. Text LAWINS to 888777 to sign up for parade updates from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.