Taylor Swift’s Staples Center Banner Cursed? LA Kings Make Move!

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Taylor Swift's banner hanging at the Staples Center isn't coming down, but it will no longer be seen during every home game of the Los Angeles Kings. 

The decision comes after fans of the hockey team blamed the banner for putting a "curse" on them.

Swift certainly doesn't have anything to do with the Kings' recent string of playoff failures, but the team is not taking any chances -- not anymore.

According to the NHL team, the red, white and black banner have been an eyesore for many Kings fans.

Staples Center President Lee Zeidman said that they have no plans to remove the banner but instead, they will cover it with a large cloth during every Kings game. He pointed out that the decision was made solely by the NHL team.

Last Saturday, October 12, the team covered up the banner during their game against the Nashville Predators. The flag was covered, and it was a 7-4 win.

Kings mascot Bailey tweeted: "We are undefeated when the Taylor Swift banner is covered up!"

In a statement, Michael Altieri -- the senior vice president of marketing, communications, and content for the Kings -- said that the connection of the fans is their highest priority. Through they're engagement, they have made it clear that the banner shouldn't be part of the game experience.

He added: "We didn't see an issue in covering it for our games and in fact see it as an opportunity to show our fans that we hear them."

Swift has yet to issue a statement; however, Swifties have already given their comment on behalf of their idol, saying, "You need to calm down."

Taylor Swift's Record-Breaking Sold-Out at the Staples Center

Swift's banner reads "Most Sold Out Performances" was put up on August 21, 2015, celebrating her 16th sold-out concert at the famed arena.

The Kings won during the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup championship but since 2015, they struggled and missed the playoffs three times.

Who Else Covers the Taylor Swift Banner?

However, it's not only the Kings who wish to cover the banner. Even the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers cover it, although not with thir championship banners but with photos of their players.

The Lakers have no plans in covering Swift's banner, but they have just as much reason as the Kings in trying to reverse the banner's possible "curse."

In 2015, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant returned to the basketball court, specifically at the Staples Center, to help the singer unveil the banner. Unfortunately, the Purple and Gold franchise haven't won a playoff series in seven years and even missed the postseason last year even with LeBron James leading the charge!

Since the record-breaking banner was raised, Swift has not performed a concert at the Staples Center. It was reported that she would be opening SoFi Stadium, the new $5-billion home of the Rams and Inglewood in July 2020.

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