I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and
are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose
of 'enemy chatter' from Los Angeles.
Crowds broke windows of storefronts, jumped on cars, set at least 15
small fires and threw objects at police.
The LAPD reported 38
arrests. There were also several injuries, but the exact number was not
An LAPD officer was hit in the head by an object apparently
thrown at him and suffered a broken nose.
A Los Angeles sheriff's
deputy was hit in the head
with a rock at a light rail station platform, said Sheriff's Capt. Mike
At 7th and Flower streets, a crowd of more than 500 people
surrounded a Metro bus and numerous people attempted to pull the
bus driver out through the driver's side window, Parker said. Deputies
deployed tear gas and sting balls, causing the crowd to disperse. They
rescued the bus driver and the occupants of the bus.
A taxi driver was attacked, and his taxi was set on
fire, Parker said. While rescuing him, rocks and bottles
were thrown at deputies, who used sting balls and stun bags to break up
the crowd, he said. They rescued the driver and, with the
help of LAPD officers, took him out of the area.
"A lot of stupid, stupid people out here tonight," added Edward
Lizama, 42, who lives in an apartment near 9th and Olive streets. "This
isn't people having fun. It's ridiculous."
That's Laker troll "prefuse" with the shopping cart (Is his hand on fire?). The goon to his right is "FearLA," and I believe that's "Joseph" carrying the construction sign behind him.
Who says I have to be a gracious loser?
Stay classy, Los Angeles.