publication date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Sports

clue: His hair is almost as famous as the boxers he promotes. Who's the king?

intended difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Mark VanZorn

trivia: One of the very first goos, Don King (1998), inspired a tradition that continues to this day. I was especially unimaginative when devising a clue and wrote "who's the king?" to hint at his name. Matthew Preston made fun of that lazy clue, and he was right to do so. I decided to make it a tradition every round and season thereafter to ask "who's the king?" again with more celebrities named King, as both a silly tradition and a reminder not to be so lazy again. –Scott Hardie

20th Anniversary: Celebrity Goo Game has changed a lot since it began in February 1998. The twenty goos in this theme recreate the twenty most impactful and game-changing goos from the last two decades, in order of their influence. Happy anniversary, goo game!

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