Last year political controversy erupted over the use of public funds to pay for a parade after the Lakers beat the /*Orlando Magic*/ for the team's 15th /*NBA*/ championship.
Lakers spokesman John Black says that although the offer has been made no final plans have been approved yet.
"We have offered a sum which we think should more than cover the expected costs; however, we have not had any final plans approved, as we do want to get too far ahead of ourselves at this point," he said.
Los Angeles Mayor /*Antonio Villaraigosa*/ said Friday that if the Lakers beat the /*Celtics*/, the city should have a parade to celebrate, but he largely avoided the question of whether he thinks the cash-strapped city should pay for it.
City News Service contributed to this report.