Lakers Parade 2009 Set For Wed. June 17 Despite Budget Problems
The city of Los Angeles will have a victory parade for the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, June 17. So when is the Lakers parade? The parade will start at 11 am. As for the Lakers parade route, it will go from Staples Center to the Coliseum along Figueroa Street.
The Lakers victory parade appeared to be in jeopardy due to city budget cuts. Many city officials wondered if spending money on a victory celebration was appropriate considering that many city workers are facing layoffs and mandatory furloughs.
Ultimately, both the city of Los Angeles and the Lakers organization will split the cost for the victory parade. Both will end up paying around $1 million each and have worked together to keep costs at a minimum.