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Top 10 Celebrities Watching The Los Angeles Kings

Since the Los Angeles King’s home, the Staples Center, is right in the heart of the city, the team enjoys a wide-array of celebrities attending many of their hockey games. The teams popularity started to pick up during the 2011 post-season, where the team ended up winning the Stanley Cup, and it has been increasing ever since. With the team currently making a strong push for another cup, expect to see many of these celebrities start showing their faces again at the Staples Center.

Here are a few celebrities who have been spotted cheering on the Kings over the past 3 years:

10. – Pau Gasol. Gasol is among many athletes who were photographed enjoying the Kings in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. With Gasol’s own 2014 season concluded, you can bet he is watching the LA Kings as they hope to repeat history.

9. – Zac Efron. Zac Efron had seats right against the glass for the the Kings cup-winning Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils in 2011.

8. – Matthew Perry. 

Former-Friends star and actor Matthew Perry was also present for the Kings cup win. If the Kings defeat the Blackhawks and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals again, you can count on seeing many of these faces popping up around the Staples Center.

7. – Taylor Swift. While it’s safe to say that Swift probably isn’t receiving live updates to her phone or watching the game on her tour bus, she has been spotted at a number of Kings games. Whether it be a date, or with her friend Demi Lovato, Swift is no stranger to the Staples Center.

6. – Katy Perry. The pop-sensation was spotted front row last year with a couple of friends enjoying a game against the Calgary Flames. Perry was cited as being extremely animated and enthused about the game, which is always nice to hear since many celebrities go just for the appearance.

5. – Vince Vaughn. While Vaughn has been spotted at the Staples Center, he is no Kings fan. However, you can bet that he is watching the current Western Conference Finals; Vaughn is known to be a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks fan.

4. – David Beckham. The world-famous soccer player is known to be a big Kings fan. In fact, he has been spotted at multiple games (including the 2011 cup win) with his wife and young children.

3. – Will Ferrell.

In addition to making this hilarious video, Ferrell has also been spotted at numerous times at the Staples Center.

2. – Justin Bieber.

While Justin Bieber has been photographed sporting apparel from just about every single sports team in the U.S., it’s nice to see the singer enjoying a battle between two Californian teams with his friends. This is also not the first time he has been spotted in the Staples Center.

1. – Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks just oozes of dedication in this video. You get the impression that when he is not at the game, he is sitting at home screaming at the TV. What’s better than seeing a great actor like Tom Hanks get this fired up over a call during a regular season matchup?




Writer: Timmy Sclafani is a Sophomore Journalism student at Roger Williams University. He is not only passionate about hockey, but also film, biking, and music. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @tsclafani20

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