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  1. Not sure if this has been posted anywhere, but it seems like teams might just wear their City uniforms on Christmas. Kind of strange that Nike would add superfluous sets like the "Earned" uniforms but then get rid of the Christmas jerseys. I guess they're trying to force new corporate traditions while eschewing cultural ones?
  2. What's that? Did you say you wanted a second bastardized version of the old purple uniform?
  3. From the Lakers subreddit. I prefer the LeBron photoshop that removed the "Los Angeles" wordmark.
  4. This 2017 ESPN feature on last year's Kobe-inspired jerseys implied that Nike was just going to get Kobe's final approval on a jersey that had nothing to do with his career until he asserted himself into the process.
  5. That was just in 2013, and I don't really count that one since Adidas just slapped the entire logo onto that jersey.
  6. Um, is this just an inaccurate rendering or is there no "Los Angeles" wordmark on that jersey?
  7. It's nice to see the long history of knockoff Lakers gear being honored with this set. Also, is this the first Lakers uniform since the Elgin Baylor days to have the city name on the jersey? They've reinstated it with such class.
  8. I don't get why Nike has to be so obtuse about the Lakers' Statement Edition situation. Nike doesn't have to treat the purples like some kind of bold, fashion-type uniform just because they have become the de-facto alternates as a result of the Sunday whites moving to Association status. Exceptions, such as grandfathering in the gold home jerseys, have been made for the Lakers in the past to protect one of the most storied brands in all of sports. There's no reason to treat the Lakers like they're OKC, and have the Statement uniform be trendy (if it were the '90s) and expendable. Oh well, now I can't wait for the next Statement Edition jersey to be unveiled in two years, so I guess Nike's system of planned obsolescence is already working on me. I just can't believe they imposed it upon the Lakers, of all teams.
  9. Or, it's only one championship in the past three decades. I wonder why Nike would introduce the logo's wordmark onto new practice jerseys but then not do the same with the team's actual jerseys. Clearly, somebody who works for the Lakers or Nike liked that particular wordmark more if they chose to use it over the game jerseys' wordmark.
  10. Thought these Nike practice jerseys were the in-game ones, my bad.
  11. I noticed a few days ago on Fanatics' website that a lot of 2017/2018 products looked like they had angled wordmarks, though I wasn't sure if it was a formatting error or some kind of sneak peek at the new merchandise. On a related note, it's weird that our Summer League jerseys had the Showtime wordmark without the slanted angle.
  12. I don't disagree with you. In light of the 2K leak that seems to cast doubt on the WinCraft leak of the white jersey, here is this person's latest comment, for whatever it's worth: LeBron seems to like the final version too.
  13. Found this interesting pair of comments under the Silver Screen & Roll (SB Nation's Lakers site) article about Conrad's latest concepts: While I'm definitely inclined to trust the WinCraft leaks and Conrad's guesses over an anonymous user's post, it would be odd for somebody to lie with such confidence about something that will be revealed either way in a couple weeks. As for the second comment, I buy that the next person to be honored with a Lore Series jersey would be Magic. Maybe this way, Nike can give fans something that is even closer to the Showtime uniforms than the new Association, Icon, and Statement jerseys.
  14. For what it's worth, the Lakers are selling this commemorative LeBron coin card that features gold and purple numbers: In comparison, here's the coin card they sold for Lonzo's first game (with a white #2 that matches the jersey he is pictured in):