November 25, 2023

Disney World to Google, celebrations erupt after LA Lakers win NBA Championship

The LA Lakers 106-93 victory in the sixth game marked their first championship win in a decade with LeBron James at the centre of it.

Social media was abuzz with pictures and videos of people after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the sixth game of the finals to claim their 17th NBA Championship.

The team’s 106-93 victory marked their first championship win in a decade with LeBron James at the centre of it.

While the team celebrated at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida’s Lake Buena Vista without any fans in attendance, Walt Disney World’s iconic Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom was lit up in the team’s official colours of purple and gold.

The championship, which was suspended for more than four months before the season resumed in July, took place in ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Florida.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, despite mayor Eric Garcetti’s warning against people gathering in groups, many celebrated in the streets.

There were plenty of photos and videos on social media that showed people marching with flags and banners, blaring horns and setting off fireworks.

Many chanted Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s name, honouring and dedicating the victory to the player, who died with his daughter Gianna and five others in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles in January.

Google also celebrated the team’s win by activating an Easter egg which lets users see fireworks in the team’s official colours if they searched for the team.

Purple and gold fireworks came up if users searched for Lakers, NBA finals or NBA 2020.

Pictures also showed iconic landmarks like Los Angeles City Hall and Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park lit up in purple and gold after the victory.


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