Modell's Accidentally Reveals New Jerseys For Los Angeles Lakers
Modell's Accidentally Reveals New Jerseys For Los Angeles Lakers

Earlier this month, LeBron James decided to move to the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency and one of the ramifications of that decision was the fact that new uniforms were almost assuredly on the way.

The good news is that the Lakers appear to be ready to embrace their classic look from the glorious “Showtime” era of the 1980s with a look that brings back classic striping and drop-shadow numbers.

In a since-deleted tweet, the sporting goods chain proudly announced that they had the new LeBron James jerseys for sale.

While we haven’t heard from Modell’s, the Lakers, or Nike on the matter, you can imagine that the latter two parties probably weren’t pleased with the former for jumping the gun when it came to their new unveiling, hence the deletion.

Even though it isn’t a huge or complete revamp of their visual identity, it’s still going to be a huge deal for Nike and the Lakers to unveil any sort of major change to their uniforms – especially when the number on the front is “23” and the name on the back reads “JAMES.”.

This may put a bit of a damper on what was surely going to be a grand unveiling for the Lakers and Nike but at the same time, you have to admit that the jersey in the image above looks lovely and is a surefire upgrade over the uniforms that they’ve worn since the turn of the century.

The Lakers may not have officially unveiled their new look for the LeBron Era and Modell’s may have stolen a bit of their thunder for their big unveiling on July 30 but if we can take anything from this unintended sneak peek, it’s that the Lakers will be stunningly stylish on the court once this upcoming season begins.


LeBron James Joining The Lakers Should Result In Plenty Of New Uniform Options

LeBron James Joining The Lakers Should Result In Plenty Of New Uniform Options

The basketball world received a seismic blow when LeBron James wasted little time in his free agency and decided to join he Los Angeles Lakers.

While there’s still plenty of debate as to whether or not this makes the Lakers actual legitimate contenders in the NBA’s Western Conference, there’s no debate that this is going to be a lucrative four-year period for both the Lakers and LeBron.

500 and out of the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season, the Lakers are still incredibly popular and their fanbase will surely be rejuvenated with the addition of LeBron James.

While the Lakers will probably stick with their normal Icon, Statement and Association uniform rotation, the changes will probably come in the form of new Classic and City jerseys.

It’s already almost a certainty that each team will at least have the option to get a new City uniform since the idea of that uniform was to make sure that the uniforms caught the essence of “The moment.” So it would also be a safe bet to say that the Lakers will have new City uniforms for the upcoming season as well, meaning that the popular Black Mamba alternates could be one-and-done.

There are plenty of possibilities and it’s safe to say that that the Lakers will probably venture into those possibilities while they sit on the jersey sales goldmine that is having LeBron James on their team.

Where LeBron goes, jersey sales will inevitably follow and it will be very interesting to keep an eye on what the Lakers will have in store when it comes to their uniform design for the next four seasons.

LeBron gear may hint changes to new Lakers jerseys

LeBron gear may hint changes to new Lakers jerseys

The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil their new Nike uniforms on July 30, but fans and reporters are already finding clues as to what the finished product will look like.

ESPN reporter Arash Markazi tweeted a photo of the new LeBron James jersey T-shirts alongside last season’s Lonzo Ball shirts.

The Lakers had to pull last season’s iterations of LeBron jerseys from the team shop when the former Cavs star announced he was heading to Los Angeles.

Instead, they offered fans the ability to pre-order the new LeBron jerseys.

Uniform guru Conrad Burry of sportslogos.net presented potential mockups of the new uniforms based on the information he had.With the upcoming redesign of the Lakers Icon Edition uni, here’s a go at concept/prediction mockups.

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Lakers unveil new Kobe Bryant-themed uniforms, designed by Kobe Bryant

Lakers unveil new Kobe Bryant-themed uniforms, designed by Kobe Bryant

The latest Lakers jersey to be unveiled has Kobe Bryant’s print all over it.

Bryant designed the Lakers “City Edition” jerseys in collaboration with Nike, and the result was a black jersey with a snakeskin effect, honoring his “Black Mamba” persona, and shadowbox numbers – a callback to Bryant’s early seasons with the Lakers.

Meet the newest addition to the Lakers uniform lineup.

The Lakers will first wear the jerseys on Jan. 26 in Chicago, and on seven subsequent occasions before the end of the regular season.

Coach Luke Walton first saw an early version of the design months ago and called the look “Awesome.” The uniforms are complete with unique touches that honor Bryant, including the subtle inclusion of Nos.

The Lakers retired both of Bryant’s jersey numbers at a halftime ceremony on Dec. 18.

The uniform is the last of five Lakers looks to be unveiled by Nike.

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Modell’s Accidentally Reveals New Jerseys For Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James Joining The Lakers Should Result In Plenty Of New Uniform Options
LeBron gear may hint changes to new Lakers jerseys
Lakers unveil new Kobe Bryant-themed uniforms, designed by Kobe Bryant

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