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Kings announcer Bob Miller on his upcoming retirement




LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14:  Los Angeles Kings play-by-play television announcer Bob Miller addresses the fans as General Manager Dean Lombardi (bottom right) and Assistant to the General Manager Jack Ferreira (bottom left) look on during the rally in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Los Angeles Kings play-by-play television announcer Bob Miller addresses the fans as General Manager Dean Lombardi (bottom right) and Assistant to the General Manager Jack Ferreira (bottom left) look on during the rally in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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The sunny skies of Southern California are one of the reasons why I love living here, but its sports scene is also at the top of my list.

When I was growing up in Los Angeles, this city had the best of the best describing the games on air.

Four Hall of Famers broadcasting in the same city, sometimes on the same day, is something no other city could even come close to be being able to claim.

There was Chick Hearn with the Lakers and Vin Scully with the Dodgers — who still have the great Jaime Jarrin calling the games on Spanish-language broadcasts.

And then there's Bob Miller. He started to call Kings hockey games in 1973, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000. 

On Thursday he announced that after more than 3,000 broadcasts over 44 years he will be retiring.

Miller will call two more Kings games and then drop the mic. 

I talked with Bob Miller, and you can hear his legendary voice in my interview with him by clicking the blue audio player above.