Video: Lakers fans seen trashing police cars as they celebrate championship

Robert Marvi
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The city of Los Angeles is celebrating hard after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship on Sunday.

Unfortunately, the celebration turned violent as some fans decided to vandalize a police car.

The Lakers claimed the NBA title after a long drought that saw the worst stretch in franchise history.

After the late Kobe Bryant led the team to the 2010 championship, the roster declined and finally bottomed out in 2013 amidst Bryant’s torn Achilles and the departure of Dwight Howard.

The team then missed the playoffs for six straight years, and it left the front office looking like a joke to many observers.

But the turnaround began two summers ago when LeBron James took his talents to Southern California, and the process continued last summer with the blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis.

As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and Lakers fans are certainly fond of the franchise’s 17th world championship, even if that fondness isn’t being expressed the right way by some.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.