Twitter reacts to Dustin Brown’s jersey retirement, statue
The LA Kings announced that Dustin Brown‘s No. 23 would be officially retired and lifted to the rafters prior to the February 11 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His statue outside of Crypto.com Arena will be unveiled as well.
The news made quite the stir on Twitter, both positively and negatively.
We are honoring Dustin Brown with a jersey retirement & statue unveiling on February 11th, 2023.
Tickets can be secured now with a Season Ticket Membership, Group Package, or Event Suite Plan.
Single game tickets for the game will be released at a later date.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 26, 2022
The LA Kings will retire Dustin Brown’s No. 23 and unveil a statue of the franchise icon on February 11, 2023, as part of a special evening honoring the legendary Kings player.
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) July 26, 2022
Dustin Brown – Forever a King 👑
On February 11th, 2023, @DustinBrown23 will be honoured by the @LAKings with his jersey retirement and statue unveiling.
Congratulations Dustin! 👏 pic.twitter.com/zrbWl2A9mp
— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) July 26, 2022
List of athletes/broadcasters with statues outside https://t.co/ZwkYMNdK4A Arena:
• Wayne Gretzky
• Luc Robitaille
• Magic Johnson
• Jerry West
• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
• Chick Hearn
• Bob Miller
• Oscar De La Hoya
• Elgin Baylor
Soon to join them – Dustin Brown
— Russell Morgan (@NHLRussell) July 26, 2022
Dustin Brown's No. 23 will be retired by the @LAKings and they will unveil a statue of him this season. 👑 pic.twitter.com/QrXMZWbWT8
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 26, 2022
Henrik Sedin should be included in the Dustin Brown statue. Hehe.
Later in the game Brownie sniped the only goal of the game for either team for LA to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the President Trophy winning Canuckleheads. https://t.co/3NJtiUzDDF
— Jari the Hutt (@kurri_jari) July 27, 2022
Save The Date!
The @LAKings will raise Dustin Brown's number to the rafters on February 11, along with a statue unveiling. A fitting honor for the franchise icon. More on @lakingsinsider! https://t.co/kcHC2J5vpO
— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) July 26, 2022
Dustin Brown's career as a King and career stats in Kings history:
– 18 years (most ever by a King)
– 1,296 games (1st)
– 325 goals (6th)
– 387 assists (8th)
– 712 points (7th)
– 106 PPG's (4th)
– 42 GWG's (6th)
– 6 hat tricks (T 6th)
– 2x Stanley Cup champion#GoKingsGo #GKG pic.twitter.com/GCpPhvXXSF
— Kyle (Thank You Dustin Brown) (@Kopitar4HOF) July 26, 2022
#LAKings announce they will retire Dustin Brown's No. 23 and unveil a statue of him on Feb. 11 prior to their home game against Pittsburgh. It will be the seventh number they've permanently shelved.
— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) July 26, 2022
No one needs to make fun of the Predators raising a division title banner again. This is the new most hilarious thing.
A statue for DUSTIN BROWN. https://t.co/1xtl1xAPS2
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) July 26, 2022
Gotta love #LeafsForever fans shitting on the Dustin Brown statue, when they gave Wendel Clark a statue.
They were the same kind of player, only ours won 2 Stanley Cups!#GoKingsGo https://t.co/IDAy1sWF60
— West Coast Hockey Bias (@MarcelAndRogie) July 26, 2022
2X Stanley cup champion
8 Year captain
Most hits in nhl history
Corner stone of the kings franchise for decades. Sick of this disrespect i’m hearing of an LA legend today. https://t.co/50L0wSbb0l
— nate🧞♂️ (@BellithNathan) July 27, 2022
How in God’s name does Dustin Brown have a statue before Marcel Dionne? https://t.co/dKvBLHHicG
— David Salter (@DaveSalter_) July 26, 2022
I'm sorry but Dustin Brown does not rate a statue when the Triple Crown Line is right there
— Jen (@NHLhistorygirl) July 26, 2022
As a big #GoKingsGo fan since I was a kid, Dustin Brown was my favorite. The guy was a beast in his prime. Congrats @DustinBrown23 !! https://t.co/UObjDBUG7L
— Michaelangelo 🐢 (@madacontract) July 27, 2022
Not sure if this is just a coincidence or if they planned this but the date of Brown's retirement being 2/11/23 lines up perfectly with the captains and alternate captains of their 1st cup win:
2 (alternate Matt Greene)
11 (alternate Anže Kopitar)
23 (captain Dustin Brown) https://t.co/q499AD0T01
— Stat Boy Steven 🇳🇱 🇮🇪 (@StatBoy_Steven) July 27, 2022
Brendan Gallagher made $6.5m this year and still put up less points than Dustin Brown despite being 7 years younger https://t.co/p0E74L8jTn
— hrudeys on duty (@imalexcave) July 27, 2022
how tf is Dustin Brown getting a statue before James Worthy https://t.co/UUKf8fav9J
— Andrew from Brooklyn (@andrewbecker95) July 27, 2022
Why is dustin brown getting a statue😂 https://t.co/zKpaHauD6H
— -M (@Moe_Saghir) July 27, 2022
I dont understand why non Kings fans are mad about the Dustin Brown statue…like you’re not even going to see it pic.twitter.com/LGrxzuyPZO
— Kelli Ingraham (@KelliIngraham) July 27, 2022
Dustin Brown jersey retirement…. Ok I can get on board. But a statue? Holy man we give out legacy awards pretty easily now.
— Jordy Jones (@ImJordyJones) July 27, 2022
Tell me this is an early April Fools joke…They really want to put up a statue of Dustin Brown and retire his number? Why why and why!? 🤦🏻♂️ 😂
— Michael (@BoostIt05) July 27, 2022