Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A New Look for the L.A. Lakers!

Lonzo Ball shows off the new L.A. Lakers jersey that he, LeBron James and Co. will wear for the 2018-'19 NBA season.
Ty Nowell and J Alexander Diaz / Los Angeles Lakers

So thirty days after LeBron James announced to the world that he was going to play in Los Angeles starting next season, and hopefully bring 'Showtime' back to the Lake Show during his tenure, the new Showtime-inspired jerseys that Lakers players will wear starting this Fall were unveiled online. Pretty cool. The fact that LeBron personally tweeted about it below shows that he most likely had a hand in the Lakers changing the design of their uniforms to mark the beginning of a new era.

Keep in mind that the Lakers switched from the Showtime-era jerseys to a new uniform when the team started playing at STAPLES Center in the 1999-2000 season...which also marked the year that Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant won their first NBA title. Hopefully, LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and company will repeat history—with new star players and new jerseys (but obviously no new arena) for L.A. equaling at least a nice playoff run next Spring! Let's cross our fingers, Lakers fans.

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant don Lakers jerseys that were redesigned for the 1999-2000 NBA season...the year that Shaq and Kobe won their first championship.

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