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02-03-2014, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
The very colorful Jack Kent Cooke formerly of Toronto for $2M bought himself a franchise in the NHL, a lifelong dream. He already owned the Lakers, so using the same color scheme named the hockey club the Kings, wanting something regal, a name that harkened back as well to the old Los Angeles Monarchs of the PCHL (fore-runner to the WHL).
A commonly held erroneous belief is that the Kings used the Lakers' colours. Jack Kent Cooke changed the Lakers' colours to match the Kings, not the other way around.

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