The Los Angeles Kings are leading the Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils 3-0. In their 46-year history, the Kings have made it to the finals just once, but lost. It was in the Wayne Gretzky era.
After Game 3, the Kings are just one win away from sweeping the Devils. But while the Kings are playing well, they struggle for attention in a city where the Lakers and Dodgers are treated like royalty thanks to multiple championship wins. The Lakers have won 16 championships and the Dodgers have won six.
In fact, the Kings have flown under the radar for so long that NBC Los Angeles confused the Kings with the team from Sacramento. During a newscast, anchor Chuck Henry introduced a story on the LA Kings with a logo for the basketball team the Sacramento Kings. A similar problem occurred when the Sacramento mascot was introduced for a story in which they intended to use the LA mascot. And another Los Angeles sports reporter said on air “the Kings have the ball.”
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