Origins Behind Lakers Brand New Purple City Edition Jerseys for Tonight’s Game vs Timberwolves

Published 11/12/2021, 10:59 PM EST
Nov 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) play for the ball against Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off two of their toughest wins yet. Going into overtime on both occasions, the team had to fight hard. Now, they will look to continue their momentum as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, the Lakers are coming in with special gear for the matchup.

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The Lakers have made the purple and gold iconic. Being the most successful (sharing the record of 17 titles with the Celtics) organisation in the league, their history is full of special moments.

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the NBA, the purple and gold put out their City Edition jerseys like last year. Now, they’re all set to suit-up in those, against the Timberwolves.

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Lakers all set to debut City Edition jersey

The Los Angeles Lakers have a diverse history in the NBA. From Minneapolis to Showtime, the City Edition jerseys have packed in all of the illustrious history. However, it won’t be an iconic jersey without the classic purple. The Lakers have made sure to honor and celebrate the history of the franchise, covering all the major breakthroughs within the jersey.

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Firstly, the iconic purple has to be a staple as it got it all started for the Lakers. Winning 17 titles, they’ve had many legendary players and squads playing, winning, and grinning in those colors. The organisation has done a great job in using intricate details to showcase the complete history. Their main intention behind the jersey also goes to show the passionate and persistent way of Lakers basketball.

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How do the jerseys look? 

The City Edition jersey has the famous blue color that pays homage to the original championship team of Minneapolis. Moreover, it follows the triangular name design from the ’60s. The belt buckle contains the famous ‘L’ from the Kobe Bryant and Shaq 2000’s Lakers. To cover the iconic ‘Showtime’ Lakers, the jerseys follow the shadow numbering.

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The Laker show will don the City Edition jersey ten times through the season. As these jerseys take a ride through history, it also provides the gateway for unwritten history.

With the current Lakers team, do you think they can be an iconic team for the organisation? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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