8 Most Lavish Celebrations in Sports Slideshow

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1. $2 Million: Los Angeles Lakers’ 2009 NBA Championship Victory Parade

In the midst of the economic troubles of 2009, the steep price tag attached to their NBA Championship victory parade turned controversial. With unemployment numbers rising and a diminished city budget, the Lakers agreed to pay for half of the cost of the parade. The remaining $1 million necessary to fund the parade came from the City of Los Angeles. 

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