Kings serve up smackdown on media
The Los Angeles Kings have always had a bit of an inferiority complex. And who could blame them, playing hockey in LA in the shadows of the tradition, glitz and success of the Lakers and Dodgers? To be fair, it's not like their rafters are overflowing with banners.
Still, you’d think their first championship would change that. Nope.
The Kings, currently playing in the Western Conference final in a bid to win a second Stanley Cup after winning their first in 2012, were the subject of a recent Yahoo! Sports poll. See the problem?
This is real and it's spectacular twitter.com/LAKings/status…— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 2, 2013
At least the Kings were good sports about it. Not only did they have fun with the tweet, but they went all out in reminding the world who the Los Angeles Kings are, and which of LA’s major pro sports franchises is the only champion right now. (You have to click here to see it, because it is so epic, it is too large to post on this page).
And they’ve had to post these reminders before (again, click here to view it).
And the Kings can talk trash with the best of ’em on Twitter, too. This was sent after LA took a 1-0 lead in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.
"Let's Go Haw...." Kings GOAL! Williams gets a sick on a loose puck and with the 2nd shot on goal, #LAKings lead 1-0.— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 1, 2013
Never mind that the Kings lost the game 2-1.
The Kings won the Cup a year ago by beating the New Jersey Devils in the final. This is how they welcomed the challenge.
Aside from fist pumping, what else is there do in NJ?— LA Kings (@LAKings) May 28, 2012
And this is what they did after tying Game 4 in the third period.
The Devils have lead in this series for 62 seconds.— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 7, 2012
And after beating the Canucks in Round 1 to begin their Cup run last season?
To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you're welcome.— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 12, 2012
The Kings have never even played the Flyers in the playoffs.
@brian_biggins you forgot to mention "when their teams are in the playoffs"— LA Kings (@LAKings) May 11, 2012
You want to serve the Kings with a Twitter grammar lesson? You’re getting a lesson in #STFU right back.
@simkrai your so write.— LA Kings (@LAKings) May 16, 2012
Are you a celeb looking for tickets? Prepare for them to be served with a steaming bowl of crow (or cool bowl of Jell-O).
@rainnwilson We can give you tickets - if you let us deliver them to you in a bowl ofjello.— LA Kings (@LAKings) May 16, 2012
Nobody is safe.
@thomasdrance Frozen.— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 16, 2012
Again, who can blame them? This is THE LOS ANGELES MEDIA mistaking the Sacramento Kings logo for theirs.
And this is A SECOND LOS ANGELES TV STATION mistaking the Sacramento Kings logo for theirs.