These jerseys replicate the infamous Lakers uniforms from 60 years ago.
Every single year, teams throughout the NBA are blessed with some new jerseys that they get to wear on special occasions. For the last few seasons, the City Jersey trend has been especially fun for fans who always seem to rush out and got get the uniforms. Some teams even enjoy going out and getting themselves some classic jerseys that replicate the uniforms worn during the early year of a given franchise. In 2021, it seems as though the Lakers will indeed be going the classic route.
In new images posted to Twitter, a Lakers fan was able to purchase an early shirsey (t-shirt jersey) from a sporting goods store. As you can see from the photos below, the shirt contains the same colors, font, and number style as the classic Lakers uniforms from 1960, when the team moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. The Lakers wore these jerseys until the late 60s when they went with the purple and gold.
These uniforms have been teased for a while but based on this leak, it appears as though they are finally almost here. 2020-2021 will mark the 60th anniversary of the team’s move to Los Angeles, so it only makes sense that they would choose these uniforms.
If the Lakers can win the title this year, perhaps the infamous Black Mamba jersey can become a classic in another few decades from now.