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The LA Kings court Los Angeles’ large Latino population

Los Angeles Kings v Pittsburgh Penguins

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Alec Martinez #53 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts clearing the puck past Alex Goligoski #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on February 10, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Los Angeles Kings’ historic run to the Stanley Cup Final has thrust them front and center upon the Southern California sports stage. Baseball, basketball, American football, and soccer all enjoy vibrant Latino fan bases in Southern California. Can the Kings, with their great run, sew the seeds of a future Latino hockey fan base?


Will their epic postseason resonate with sports fans who do not yet love the Kings as they do the Lakers, Dodgers, and USC Football?


A Martinez, ESPN Radio 710 Los Angeles; A has covered the Lakers, Dodgers, Raiders, Clippers, USC and UCLA. He is a Los Angeles native.

Victor Garcia, Fox News Latino contributor

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