The clever folks at NMA are at it again, and this time have given the LA Kings the latest Taiwanese Animation Treatment. The video features actual devils playing roller hockey in speedos, Kings drowning, a class struggle in Los Angeles, references to numerous sports news bloopers, and bikini clad women.
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 been a non-entity 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.
Meanwhile, Liz Habib, a sports anchor for KTTV, flubbed her way through game highlights by referring to the puck as a ball and mixing up players’ names.
But the Kings are finally gaining clout. FOX Sports will pay $21 million a season for broadcast rights, up from $12 million.
Nevertheless, if the Kings hope to win the Stanley Cup, the team needs to improve its power play, which has been lacking with an efficiency of just 7.8%.