Lakers to design, build float for 127th Rose Parade

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers plan to enter a float in the 127th Rose Parade.

The team announced the plan Tuesday and released an artist's rendering of the design of its first Rose Parade float.

The Lakers will be the first NBA team to participate in the annual New Year's Day parade in Pasadena before the Rose Bowl.

The 55-foot-long, 30-foot-tall float will have three sections, including a large Lakers logo and an oversized basketball hoop encircled with 16 stars to represent the organization's NBA titles. The Laker Girls will walk with the float, and special guests will ride on the front platform.

The float will feature multiple variations of carnations, roses, orchids, daisies, lilies and chrysanthemums, including flowers specifically grown to match the Lakers' purple and gold team colors.

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