Lakers' parade route to end at USC

Updated: June 18, 2010, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers planned to celebrate their NBA championship more modestly than their recent titles, with a self-funded parade that avoids the city's downtown core and omits the huge rallies that have drawn tens of thousands of fans in previous years.

Both team and city officials were quick to say the Lakers would pick up the tab for the scaled-down celebration -- estimated at $1.5 million by city managers and $2 million by the Lakers -- after last year's parade and ...

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