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UNIFORM HISTORY

Like the Boston Celtics, less is more for the Los Angeles Lakers and their iconic on-court look. From 1966-99, the Lakers donned their familiar wordmark across gold and purple jerseys with drop-shadowed numbers.

In 1978, white numerals on the Lakers’ gold home tops were switched to purple. They returned to white in 1999, the same year Los Angeles unveiled contrasting side panels on jerseys — purple on yellow and yellow on purple.

The franchise introduced its first white jersey for Sunday home games in nearly 40 years in 2001. Shorts also changed in 1999 when the Lakers added their secondary “L” with a gold basketball logo to side panels marking only the second time a graphic was displayed on shorts in the franchise’s gold and purple history (1966-present).

During the early years beginning with inception in 1960, the Lakers donned navy, powder blue and white, a get up that’s returned in throwback form during the 2000s. The Lakers are the NBA’s only team to primarily wear colored jerseys — gold — at home. Los Angeles has used its purple “LAKERS” wordmark over a gold basketball for a primary logo since inception, but a deeper purple was added in 2001.

Black and yellow jerseys with purple accents have been available in stores since the mid 2000s, but the Lakers have never unveiled the alternate look on gameday.