It still feels surreal to think that Lord Stanley’s Cup, the greatest trophy in all of sports, will be spending the next year here in Los Angeles. As Rink Royalty declared these Kings are no longer princes. The L.A. Kings have officially arrived after 45 long years.
Much respect to Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick who stood on his head during the Kings amazing run from the chaotic conclusion of the regular season to the finish of the Cup Finals. At long last there will be a Kings’ championship banner hanging among the many purple and gold banners in Staples Center.
For lifelong Kings fans there are no words that can describe the scene of Dustin Brown lifting the cup in the middle of Staples. It has been a long road taken to reach this destination and it took the most unlikely of circumstances but the result is all that matters.
Thankfully the Kings have resurrected the championship tradition we’ve so sorely missed in the City of Angels. No matter what you hear, this is one of the great sports cities in the country and the pride of Los Angeles is rocking a Kings’ jersey for the foreseeable future.
Here’s to the Kings, their amazing season and their crowning accomplishment! Looking forward to seeing more banners being raised in Staples.
As the 110 Reports reminds us, the Kings and not the Lakers, have won a title this year. Call me crazy but if given the option of seeing Kobe Bryant get one more ring to equal Jordan or watching the long-suffering King hoist the cup, I’m rolling with Lord Stanley. I’m not some spoiled Laker fan that takes titles for granted. I’m an L.A. sports fan that fully understands the historic significance of what we witnessed last night. Unlike my Lakers this season, the Kings played as a true cohesive unit with every man selling out for one another. The Lakers might be the franchise with the most history but they could definitely learn a thing or two from how the Kings played this season.
So let’s keep this train rolling along. The Dodgers are up next and if Mitch Kupchak can pull off a major miracle maybe we’ll come full circle back to the Lake Show making L.A. Titletown U.S.A. Sorry, Clippers, something tells me you’ll be waiting much longer than Kings fans.