New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may want to start practicing in front of a mirror.
With the Kings poised to clinch their second Stanley Cup in three years at Staples Center on Friday night against the New York Rangers, de Blasio is now on the brink of having to fulfill his end of a bet made with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: If his team loses, he'll sing Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." on "Jimmey Kimmel Live."
If the Kings, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, somehow lose the championship to the Rangers, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised to sing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" on Kimmel's show.
"Start spreading the news, it's been over 20 years since the Stanley Cup has found its home in New York City, and we look forward to it making its way here," de Blasio said before the series began.
But after an excrutiatingly close loss in New York, the Kings are playing in front of a hometown crowd Friday with the odds clearly in their favor.
The Kings-Rangers betting, though, doesn't stop at their respective mayors' offices.