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Lakers players react as the championship banner is unveiled during a ceremony at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant looks up at the Lakers championship banner during a ceremony at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant prepares to give teammate Derek Fisher a hug after being introduced during the championship ring ceremony at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant receives his championship ring from NBA Commissioner David Stern before the Lakers' season opener against the Houston Rockets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant kisses his championship ring during a ceremony prior to NBA season-opening action against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Justin Bieber, left, holds the championship ring awarded Lakers executive vice president Jeannie Buss as Jaden Smith smiles at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jack Nicholson, left, speaks to a friend during the Lakers-Rockets game at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Actor Denzel Washington, left, and soccer star David Beckham watch the Lakers season opener at Staples Center

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Geroge Lopez, left, and Arsenio Hall during the Lakers-Rockets game at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Snoop Dogg heads for his seat at the Lakers season opener against the Houston Rockets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Lakers forward Ron Artest goes for a reverse layup against Rockets center Yao Ming in the season opener for both teams at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lakers forward Lamar Odom tries to keep his balance as he looks for a teammate after beating Rockets center Brad Miller to a rebound. Odom was called for a foul on the play.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Rockets center Yao Ming tries to get a grip on the ball as he's defended by Lakers center Pau Gasol in the second half of their season-opening game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Lakers forward Matt Barnes ends up on the floor after trying to get his hands on a rebound during the season opener against Houston at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lakers guards Kobe Bryant and Shannon Brown chase after a loose ball along with a diving Luis Scola of the Rockets during the teams' season opener.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Steve Blake, right, explodes with excitement after narrowly defeating the Houston Rockets 112-110 during the Lakers season opener at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their back-to-back NBA championship with a ring ceremony before their game against the Houston Rockets. The players were presented their championship rings. Each 16-karat ring has 16 white diamonds, representing each of the team’s championship wins, and contains a piece of a ball used in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. On hand were famous faces such as Justin Bieber, Denzel Washington, Snoop Dogg and, of course, Lakers front row mainstay Jack Nicholson. The Lakers won 112-110.

2 Comments

  1. December 10, 2010, 9:57 pm

    [...] a continued war and much more. Locally, life in pictures was exciting as well. We have the Lakers doing what they do best, again; chaos in a little blip in the world called Bell; and homelessness [...]

  2. December 10, 2010, 10:54 pm

    [...] a continuing war and much more. Locally, life in pictures was exciting as well. We had the Lakers doing what they do best, again; chaos in the tiny city of Bell, and homelessness that still [...]

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