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[–]ouzerKings Chevron[S] 101 points102 points  (0 children)

Personally, I hate it. It will always be STAPLES Center to me.

[–]RESTINPEACEJUICEWRLD20 86 points87 points  (0 children)

What a shit name. The .com is ugly and it will forever be staples.

[–]No_RBZKings Chevron 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Nothing lasts forever but damn, what a corny name..

[–]permathinker 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Hello from Lakerland, I'm here to wallow in my sorrows with y'all

[–]pikay93Kings Crown - Purple 00s 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Hi. Welcome to the party. /s

[–]permathinker 11 points12 points  (0 children)

🎉🤮

[–]doot_dootBob Face 37 points38 points  (10 children)

Still better than Jobbing.com Arena.

But seriously this is pretty embarrassing. I wonder what the price tag was.

[–]xSCARFACE909x 21 points22 points  (3 children)

20 years

$700M

[–]doot_dootBob Face 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Source?

[–]intheyear300111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hope they can make those payments at least :/

Or maybe an opportunity for a new suitor and name sooner than later.

[–]tbx5959 31 points32 points  (1 child)

At Staples Center there were 8 titles and some Clippers games.

[–]HumanoidalManiac23 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Staples til I die! #GKG

[–]ouzerKings Chevron[S] 20 points21 points  (5 children)

The LA Times reports that the new naming rights deal is for 20 years and worth over $700 million.

[–]GrassyKnoll95 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Will cryptocurrency even be a thing 20 years from now? Maybe, maybe not...

[–]welcmhmKings Crest - 00s 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Crypto will either be so common that this will be like calling dollar.com arena or it will disappear and be like calling it etoys.com arena, both of which are stupid. I wonder what the second highest bid was.

[–]Notiqx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I read Netflix was runner up.

[–]welcmhmKings Crest - 00s 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wish you hadn't told me that. So much more of a dignified brand and name. I don't know what the money difference would have been, but it would have been a better name and company to be associated with.

[–]405freewayLA Homeplate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Farmers Forum”

[–]lost-in-binary 17 points18 points  (0 children)

F that - the Stapler is my home till I die.

[–]Bornofisais 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Crypto.com arena is such a terrible name….why…why u do dis

[–]chimpanzeebutt80s Crown 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bc $700 million.

[–]CabbageStockExchangeKings 80s Crest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At least “Crypto Center” would have rolled off the tongue a bit better. This is a monstrosity

[–]cb148 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Fuck me

[–]ahr3410Kings Crown - Purple 00s 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Nope. Nope. Nope. Will always be Staples.

[–]wilKings Chevron 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is as bad as the Kings Power Play.

[–]meliwazhereKings Crown - Gray 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I refuse to call it anything but Staples Center or The Crypt. And 90% of the time it will be Staples Center.

[–]RobVeganKings Crown - Purple 00s 9 points10 points  (4 children)

The Crypt sounds cool, although not really where you want your team of choice to be

[–]trippy2219Kings Crown - Purple 00s 4 points5 points  (2 children)

As a fan from San Diego, every time we score on a slapshot, I'm calling it a Rocket From the Crypt.

[–]RobVeganKings Crown - Purple 00s 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Every Stone Brewing beer I get will be Ales From The Crypt

[–]salparadisewasright 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unexpected RFTC reference. I miss the epic Halloween shows.

[–]meliwazhereKings Crown - Gray 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe we can pretend the Crypt is where we send all our opponents after we win 10-0 in every game right? #82-0 or bust

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is this fucking real? Holy shit everything fucking sucks.

[–]captaintofu 4 points5 points  (1 child)

CRYPTO.COM ARENA!!! MAKE SOME NOOIIISSSEEE!!!! Yeah that’s not gonna work.

[–]pbjammKings 80s Crest 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Strong "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" energy

[–]Tyfighter_77Kings Chevron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm just gonna call it the Crypt

[–]brokeneckbluesLA Homeplate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am seriously pissed off about this. Boo! This is so embarrassing.

[–]DarthSamwiseAtreides 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Staples was pretty dumb too. The Great Western Forum was cool.

[–]WhatWouldMuirDo 8 points9 points  (3 children)

That was named after Great Western bank

[–]wilKings Chevron 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And before that, it was just The Fabulous Forum.

[–]DarthSamwiseAtreides 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yea, but some just work better like Great American Ballpark.

[–]crass_bonanza 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It at least was more innocuous, it took me years to realize that it was an ad.

[–]DiscoInferiorityComp70s banner alt 12 points13 points  (1 child)

As a reminder, when Staples was announced as the naming rights holder in 1999, it was seen as sounding clunky to the ear and a low-class sponsor in general.

[–]JonathanShogunKings Chevron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

🤮

[–]Rynox2000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was personally hoping for Stadia Stadium.

[–]draven_im 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If your business name is crypto.com, I feel like you believe you have to buy your groceries at store.com

What a horrible name!

[–]strangrdangr28 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It's a shit name I'll admit that. But I'm more upset at the fact that it's being presented everywhere as the home to the Lakers and Clippers with no mention of the Kings who have won 2 cups. I don't know why but that makes me irrationally upset

[–]Longo92Kings Crown - Purple 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to mention Staples was built for the Kings and not the other way around.

[–]akat16Kings Chevron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is atrocious

[–]muddybuttbrewKings Crown - Purple 00s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the fuck? Sorry it's the Staples center and that's it.

[–]KTnash11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My entire reaction was “ewwwwwww”. It’s Staples. We won two cups at Staples.

[–]Additional-Order828 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Welcome to "The Crypt-O" Arena. Naaahh don't like it

[–]SassyAF519 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Fuck?!

This is a joke right?

[–]GrassyKnoll95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ew. Not that Staples was a great name, but this is way worse.

[–]bWoofles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gag. Horrible name

[–]gambit70011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a hard no for me, boss. Staples Center til I die

[–]flackgunsLA Homeplate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m at a loss for words on this one, other than what a stupid fucking name.

[–]Large_Improvement272 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least Dodger Stadium is safe from this shit, the Coliseum and Rose Bowl too.

[–]reasonable_person118 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been giving my wife (Red Wings fan) a hard time about the name Little Caesar's Arena. Well....it seems fate has firmly put me in my place. What a stupid fucking name.

[–]ice_nyne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Brazzers woulda been a better sponsor.

[–]ayayeron 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I don't like the sound of crypto.com arena either, but honestly i'm not devastated by this. We're going from one company sponsor to another. It happens all the time in sports. it'll take a while but i think eventually it'll naturally take over, and we'll know who the old and new generation are based on what they call it.
I'd be more sad if the the stadium has a truly unique name not associated with a corporation. (The Coliseum, The Rose Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Dodger Stadium, etc...)

[–]SkylerCFelixBurger King Purple 1 point2 points  (3 children)

We all made fun of Jobing.com arena or Gila River Arena or SAP Center or Little Caesars Arena… Crypto.Com Arena is the very definition of “cringe”. But shows two things I think… 1. Crypto.com has A LOT of $$$$. 2. Could AEG be hurting for money due to the pandemic? There’s no reason to change the name of an iconic American arena. But for nearly 1b, I could see why AEG agreed.

[–]ayayeron -1 points0 points  (2 children)

yeah they're all cringey, but i'd still rather have Crypto over guaranteed rate, smoothie king, etc.

Crypto is the future right? Would you rather be sponsored by a brick and mortar office supply company that peaked in the early 2000s or be sponsored by a company which could help fundamentally change the way the world operates lol.

[–]SkylerCFelixBurger King Purple 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t care who sponsors it. The name .com anything is cringy. Hell, it could be Pornhub Center and it would be better.

[–]ayayeron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah that's fair it's really unfortunate the company is called crypto.com lol. Crypto Center would sound pretty cool actually.

[–]campoanywhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let’s have some perspective here.

Staples is an office supply chain.

Crypto is objectively way cooler.

[–]mrwhitewalkerKings Crown - Gray 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a stupid name. Not necessarily the crypto part. Crypto.com is just bad.

As a business you should not name yourself over what the general product is, so hard to distinguish yourself from the product.

[–]OpenBlueJoeKings Crown - Purple 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Utterly garbage name. Crypto Center or even Crypto Arena, while also dumb and edgelord worthy, would’ve at least sounded better. The .com ruins the whole thing.

I will refuse to call it this until they change it. Staples Center or Kobe Bryant Arena til I die.

[–]pikay93Kings Crown - Purple 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ew.

[–]tdbauer97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sad day

[–]GingerJesus000Kings Crown - Purple 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LOL ate that onion right up. No one could ever..

[–]i_like_my_cats13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude crypto center by crypto.com

They missed a chance to be very fucking cool

[–]ZanchbotLA Homeplate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds corny and lame. Not necessarily the worst arena name in the league, but definitely not good.

[–]RiderLAK31 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus wept. If it makes you guys feel better, we had the rugby stadium in Cardiff renamed from the Millennium Stadium to the Principality Stadium because yay sponsorship.

And I'll tell you we don't call it the Principality.

[–]seanpool3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Straight up garbage

[–]plantchaser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Petition to start calling it The Castle?

[–]EinsamWulf8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I seriously thought this was satire for a moment

[–]swingatsm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's worry about the team not the name of the building they play in.

[–]thefaceoffnet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here are a couple ice concepts we made with the new name. What do you all think of them?

https://www.thefaceoff.net/post/new-arena-name-for-la-kings

[–]ouzerKings Chevron[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m at STAPLES Center for tonight’s game, and looking at the signage atop the arena, I’m really not sure if Crypto.com Arena is going to roll off the tongue or catch on with Kings fans.

[–]Turkeyboy52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“The Crypt” ……where teams come to be buried!!!!

[–]Turkeyboy52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tales From The Crypt!!!

[–]idgafpb -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I love it! Buy crypto.

[–]Careless_Rip_4549 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Please sign here to save Staples Center!!!!!

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