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Downtown Streets to Close During Lakers Parade

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    A pyramid of cheers outside the Staples Center.

    A host of streets will be closed Wednesday to accommodate the massive crowds expected to descend on downtown Los Angeles for a parade and rally celebrating the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA championship.

    The celebration is expected to begin around 11 a.m. at Staples Center, with Laker players and coaches being carried aboard double-decker buses in a two-mile procession to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where a one-hour rally will be held.

    Many streets will be affected in a large area generally bounded by Martin Luther King Boulevard, Jefferson Boulevard, Hoover Street, Union Avenue, Ninth Street and Broadway, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

    This is a tentative listing of streets that will be completely closed beginning as early as 8 a.m., with some closures lasting until 4 p.m.:

    -- Figueroa from Olympic Boulevard to Martin Luther King Boulevard;

    -- Chick Hearn Court (11th Street) between Cherry and Flower streets;

    -- 12th Street between Figueroa and Flower Street

    -- Pico Boulevard between Cherry and Flower;

    -- Cameron Lane between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- Venice Boulevard between Convention Center Drive and Flower Street;

    -- 18th Street between Georgia and Flower;

    -- Washington between Georgia and Flower;

    -- 20th Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- 21st Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- 22nd Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- 23rd Street between Estrella Avenue and Flower;

    -- Adams Boulevard between St. James Place and Flower;

    -- 27th Street between University Avenue and Flower;

    -- 28th Street between University and Flower;

    -- 29th Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- 30th Street between Shire Place and Flower;

    -- 31st Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- 32nd Street between Shire Place and Figueroa;

    -- 33rd Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- Jefferson Boulevard between Trousdale Parkway and Flower;

    -- Exposition Boulevard between Armory Drive and Flower;

    -- 37th Street between Figueroa and Flower;

    -- Flower between Flower and Figueroa;

    -- 38th Street between Figueroa and Flower; and

    -- 39th Street between Figueroa and Flower.

    The following streets will have limited access or partial closures:

    -- 11th Street between Grand Avenue and Flower;

    -- Pico between Cherry and Union;

    -- Pico between Grand and Flower;

    -- Venice between Convention Center Drive and Union;

    -- Venice between Grand Avenue and Flower;

    -- Washington between Georgia and Union;

    -- Washington between Grand and Flower;

    -- 23rd Street between Grand and Flower;

    -- 23rd Street between Estrella Avenue and Union;

    -- Adams between St. James Place and Hoover;

    -- Adams between Grand and Flower;

    -- 28th Street between University and Hoover;

    -- 30th Street between Shire Place and Hoover;

    -- 30th Street between Grand and Flower;

    -- 32nd Street between Shire Place and Hoover;

    -- Jefferson between Grand and Flower;

    -- Jefferson between Trousdale Parkway and Hoover;

    -- 37th Street between Grand and Flower; and

    -- 39th Street between Hill and Flower.

    Several ramps from the Harbor (110) Freeway could also be affected by the celebration, including ramps from Martin Luther King Boulevard, Adams Boulevard, 23rd Street, Exposition Boulevard, Pico Boulevard and Ninth Street.