Lakers Win... yea.

In the interest of full disclosure... I've never liked Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson nor many other elements of the LA Lakers organization. I could go into why... but why?
I suppose one could accuse me (inaccurately) of bitter grapes as my team, The San Antonio Spurs, got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. No, I wasn't happy when that happened. I also don't remember any riots when the Spurs won any of their 4 national titles.

Lakers roll to 15th title behind Bryant

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 15th championship, beating the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game 5 of the NBA finals.
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points Sunday night in winning his fourth title, the first without Shaquille O'Neal. It was the 10th championship for coach Phil Jackson, moving him past Boston's Red Auerbach for the most all-time.

Police: 8 officers hurt in Laker victory melees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown celebrations after the Los Angeles Lakers' championship win turned ugly as darkness fell, with some throwing rocks and bottles that left five police officers with minor injuries.
Police also said Monday that police cruisers were damaged, windows on public buses were smashed and fires were set in the street. Seventeen people were arrested Sunday night after police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, authorities said.

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