Kings deny report they plan to cover up Lakers’ banners at Staples Center

The Kings said Monday they don’t have any plans to follow the Clippers in covering the Lakers’ championship banners and retired uniform numbers, denying a report contained near the bottom of The Associated Press report on Sunday’s 2-1 shootout victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Here’s what the AP wrote:

“The Kings are following the lead of the Clippers, and will be covering up the Lakers’ championship banners and retired numbers with gigantic photo banners of their own players along the west wall of Staples Center. The change is expected to take place in the next couple of weeks, according to a member of the building crew who received a memo to that effect.”

Kings spokesman Jeff Moeller denied the AP report Monday. The Kings have had plenty of chances to hide the Lakers’ banners over the years since the teams have shared first the Forum and then Staples Center since 1967.


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