LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Several Los Angeles landmarks were lit up in the classic purple and gold after the Lakers won their 17th title Sunday night.
Purple and gold lights could be seen shimmering at L.A. City Hall, the iconic Santa Monica Ferris wheel and at L.A. Union Station.READ MORE: George W. Bush To Speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach
Local artist Hector Arias also created a mural on the roof of a house on East 30th Street in South L.A. honoring Kobe Bryant.READ MORE: Biker With Several Felony Warrants Arrested In Westminster
LeBron James and the Lakers cruised past the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to give the franchise its record-tying 17th title.
The championship was also seen as a tribute to Lakers legend Kobe, who tragically perished, along with eight others including his daughter Gigi, in a helicopter crash back in January.MORE NEWS: Thousands Help In Massive Beach Cleanup Effort Saturday
The championship drew thousands of people to Staples Center in downtown L.A. Sunday night, where more than 75 people were arrested after the celebrations turned violent. Several stores were vandalized or ransacked and 10 people, including eight officers, were injured.