The Los Angeles Lakers are making a notable change to their uniforms for the coming 2020-21 NBA season.
In an effort to pay homage to past success and the franchise’s move to LA, the organization has opted for a special “classic” option.
Over the weekend, two fans revealed the new-look jerseys that they stumbled across.
Also picked this up today 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/rvFWi5j5hm
— 🏆 FINALS #LakeShow Rudy (@aguado_16) September 27, 2020
Shortly thereafter, Chris Creamer of SportsLogos confirmed that a new design was coming next year.
LEAK: Photos of the Los Angeles Lakers new 2021 “Classic” jersey found their way to the Internet over the weekend #LALakers #Lakers #NBA #Nike
More pics and details here: https://t.co/gHFz3p9zeO pic.twitter.com/eaHBf9r5z9
— SportsLogos.Net (@sportslogosnet) September 28, 2020
As mock-ups of what the uniforms will look like in 2020-21 began to emerge, so did fan opinions. Needless to say – they were mixed.
The Lakers plan on rocking these classic jerseys in 2021. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/8mELGXmUK9
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) September 28, 2020
Dumbest jersey.. clippers are blue
— KAFKOV (@StevenM91884738) September 28, 2020
Do I like this jersey being part of the Lakers’ rotation? Yes, I do.
Do I like the fact this will be the potential SIXTH UNIFORM in their uniform set?
Heck no. This is getting out of hand. Feels like we’re heading towards a completely different jersey every game. 😂
— Chris Ramirez (@CRamirezCalif) September 28, 2020
Inglewood laker fans ain’t rockin that b…#LakeShow
— Brodney B. (@TwoOfum) September 28, 2020
I like the jerseys – but shouldn’t there be a little bit of purple and gold in there somewhere?
— Saurabh NOW! 🌹 (@saurabhnow) September 29, 2020
That looks awesome.
Makes me want to see a Brooklyn Dodgers inspired Nets jersey at some point.
— Dan LaTorraca (@TweetsByDanno) September 28, 2020
I don’t want us to end up like the Jazz and Nuggets fans where I don’t even know what the damn team colors are on a week to week basis.
— Odin B ⚡️ (@OdinB) September 28, 2020
That look likes a LA Clippers jersey
— MartinaMichelle (@MsM1che11e) September 28, 2020
The gangsta jersey. Ten toes down. Rest in power nipsey. Rest in power kobe and gigi. Lets get this ring for them. #LakeShow
— Ron (@mia305R) September 29, 2020
Those are clean, but kinda want to see the old MPLS jerseys make a comeback too
— Rice (@eatalltherice) September 29, 2020
For the uninitiated, the Lakers wore this sort of blue design for a seven-year stretch in the 1960s. From there they would go on to switch to the colors that fans have associated the franchise with ever since.
Fans deserve the truth. https://t.co/RiUv9jc7V4
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 28, 2020
An official announcement regarding the new look uniforms will likely come at some point in the next few months.
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