The Lakers officially announced their new jerseys today with a slick ad narrated by the legendary Elgin Baylor. This is awesome:
City & Classic: 60 Years in the Making— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 4, 2020
Narrated by Elgin Baylor pic.twitter.com/nhFKDjqEZB
Dual by Nature— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 4, 2020
Introducing the 1960 Original & the 2020 Remix pic.twitter.com/MWE9Qc1D6S
You can get these jerseys and other related gear here. Original story and thoughts from when these first leaked continues below.
In 2017, when Nike became the official uniform and apparel supplier for the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced their Lore Series uniforms, which are uniforms designed by some of the greatest players to ever don the purple and gold. Kobe Bryant designed the first uniform in the series, Magic Johnson designed the following one and Shaquille O’Neal designed the latest one.
This season, it appears the Lakers will be going further back into their rich history with uniforms that resemble the ones they wore in the 1950s. Here are the latest details on the unannounced jerseys with pictures, courtesy of sportslogos.net:
In addition to those pictures, there is a picture of the supposed actual jersey circulating on Twitter and it has the name Elgin Baylor stitched on the bottom of it. While that hasn’t been confirmed by sportslogos.net yet, it would make sense given that the jersey has elements of the Minneapolis Lakers uniforms and the Los Angeles Lakers uniforms. Baylor played two seasons in Minneapolis before the Lakers relocated to Los Angeles in 1960.
It would also make sense because he’s one of the few living Lakers legends that hasn’t designed a jersey for the Lore Series yet. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West also haven’t designed jerseys for the Lakers, although the latter’s willingness to do so is probably hampered by his current affiliation with the Clippers.
Between these jerseys, the throwback royal blue jerseys and the “Earned” jerseys that the Lakers will be rewarded with as a result of them making the postseason, there will be plenty of jerseys for Lakers fans to choose from next season. That’s not to mention the jerseys that are already in the rotation. I mean, you can’t go wrong with the classic purple and gold, right?