The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports. As such, fans worldwide recognize their colors and their jerseys in a way they do with few other teams.
Generally speaking, when you have that sort of brand recognition, you don’t mess with it.
This week, Twitter sleuths uncovered leaked photos of the Lakers’ upcoming new jerseys.
Needless to say, they caused quite a stir:
The reactions to the new uniforms were mixed:
that’s horrible holy shit
— Timberking (@TTimberking) September 14, 2021
Best jerseys in the league and it ain’t close
— LeGOAT Fan ➐ (@hayescarroll_) September 14, 2021
— ❀ SC ❀ (@VettelsBlues) September 14, 2021
The old Jazz jerseys lmao
— Royal Gomez (@RoyalAu33) September 14, 2021
Best uniforms in the league 🔥
— Official🐐(0-0)And(0-0) 🐺 (@OfficialT0mm) September 14, 2021
When the Boston Celtics’ new uniform design leaked out, it was nearly universally panned.
If that wasn’t bad enough, when the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new uniforms leaked out, it sparked literal controversy and outrage.
In that regard, the Lakers seem to be faring better. That said – the support for the fresh look doesn’t appear to be quite as strong as the minds behind it probably would’ve liked.
Dak Prescott stays winning. https://t.co/WN2voiN8k7
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 11, 2021
Will the powers that be go back to the drawing board and try something else? Time will tell.