The former Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Bob Miller will be honored with a statue outside Staples Center. The unveiling will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018, as part of the “Bob Miller Celebration Day,” it was announced by Staples Center and AEG. It will be the third Kings statue at the plaza and he joins fellow Hockey Hall of Fame stars Luc Robitaille and Wayne Gretzky. The announcement came at a special event at Los Angeles City Hall as Miller was honored during Wednesday’s LA City Council meeting.
The unveiling will be part of a pregame ceremony which will be broadcast on FOX Sports West before the game between the Ducks and Kings that starts at 7:30 p.m. All fans attending the game will receive a special Bob Miller Bobblehead.
Miller said, “There are moments in a person’s career that never enter your wildest dreams. A statue of me unveiled outside STAPLES Center is something I never thought of in my life. I wish to thank AEG and LA Kings management for this distinction. I am truly honored to be joining some of the great athletes of our time, as well as my good friend, the late Chick Hearn, who 44 years ago recommended me for the Kings job. Being with one professional NHL team during my career has been an extreme pleasure.”
Luc Robitaille, the President of the L.A. Kings, said, “Bob Miller will forever be the Voice of the L.A. Kings and we look forward to honoring Bob and his family as part of this very special evening in January. It is a tremendous honor and one Bob certainly deserves.”
For tickets, including special Mini Plans, fans can order online or call 1-888-KINGSLA (888-546-4752). Fans can also order full season tickets or single game tickets.
Additional details regarding Bob Miller Celebration Day will be announced at a later date. Miller will also be presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the 13th Annual L.A. Sports Awards on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Sculptors/artists Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amran created the statue and it will join the other iconic sculptures of celebrated Los Angeles sports superstars: Robitaille. Gretzky, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jerry West, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal in Staples Center’s Star Plaza along Chick Hearn Ct.
Photos by Claudia Gestro
Top photo: Bob and Judy Miller
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