LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The beloved longtime voice of the Los Angeles Kings is set to receive one of the highest honors in sports.
The L.A. Kings announced Wednesday that the team will unveil a statue of Bob Miller outside the Staples Center in January 2018. His statue will join those of Kings’ legends Luc Robitaille and Wayne Gretzky.READ MORE: Trio Of 55-Gallon Drums Found Leaking Motor Oil In Redlands Citrus Grove
“There are moments in a person’s career that never enter your wildest dreams,” Miller said in a statement. “A statue of me unveiled outside Staples Center is something I never thought of in my life.”READ MORE: LA Facing $550M Revenue Shortfall On Sharp Declines In Transient, Parking Occupancy Taxes
Miller, 78, was the play-by-play announcer for the Kings for 44 seasons, calling more than 3,350 games before retiring earlier this year.MORE NEWS: Irv Cross, Former Rams Player And Broadcast Pioneer, Dies At 81
The statue, which is being created by sculptors Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, will be unveiled during a pregame ceremony prior to the Kings-Ducks game on Jan. 13.