Lakers Win NBA Title
In June, the L.A. Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center in L.A., 83-79 to win their 16th NBA title. Kobe Bryant was named MVP for the finals. Unfortunately, like last year, the city dealt with rowdy celebrations following the win, with some fans throwing rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles. By the end of the night, according to police, 38 people had been arrested.