Kings Parade 2012 Live: Fans Save Large Crowds For End Of Route

The crowd gathered along six blocks of Figueroa Street for the Kings parade Thursday was ... well, pretty dull.

Lone_medium

But it appears as though most fans decided to gather down at the end of the parade route near the intersection of Chick Hearn Court and Figueroa. Thousands of fans are also gathered inside two plazas along the Court near Staples Center and L.A. Live.

Staples_1_medium

At the end of the route, the buses stopped, a few players spoke and confetti went off to the roar of the crowd.

Confetti_medium

These two plazas were closed to the public -- instead, they're "special viewing areas" for fans who were able to score free tickets to the post-parade rally inside Staples Center. Now, as fans along the rest of the route disperse, these lucky 20,000 or so will head to the building for the rally that's set to begin around 2:30 p.m. local time.


More: Full parade route, street closures, TV info & post-parade rally details


Stick with this StoryStream for full coverage of the Kings' parade. For more on the team, check in with Jewels From The Crown or SB Nation Los Angeles.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.