Logos and uniforms of the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers, a professional basketball franchise from the National Basketball Association.


The logos below are in chronological order. [ [http://www.nba.com/history/uniforms_lakers.html NBA.com - Going Retro: Los Angeles Lakers] ]


The Lakers are notable in that they are the only team in the NBA not to wear primarily white at home. However, since the 2002-03 season the team has worn white jerseys on Sunday and holiday home games. The white jerseys were designed by Lakers owner Jerry Buss' daughter Jeannie Buss, in tribute to Chick Hearn, who was regarded as the voice of the team for forty years until his death in August 2002.

In a rather unusual move, the team wore their home gold uniforms on the road in their December 23, 2007 game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden as opposed to their purple away uniforms (the Knicks themselves were wearing white), but both the Lakers and the Knicks were wearing throwback uniforms during the game, so the Lakers home gold uniforms were older versions. This was the game that Kobe Bryant surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the youngest player to reach 20,000 points. Similarly, they wore the gold uniforms in a game against the Sixers two nights before with both teams again wearing throwback uniforms. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=271223018 ESPN - Los Angeles vs. New York - Recap - December 23, 2007 ] ]

In a home game vs. the Boston Celtics on December 30, 2007, the Lakers again wore their gold throwbacks, but wore short shorts from the 1980's in the first half and returned to the longer ones for the second half.

The Laker colors in Minneapolis were white at home and light blue with yellow trim on the road.After moving to Los Angeles for the 1960-61 NBA season, the team colors were blue, light blue, and white. The team switched to purple (or "Forum blue") and gold in 1967, the same year that the Lakers moved into The Forum.


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