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In that photo it looks more green than the first picture you posted.

Right now I'm definitely leaning more towards the green side since so far we have 3 pictures with green, and 1 with teal.

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trusting in Pantone's research.

heres what he has listed for the Minneapolis Lakers 49/50 - 56/57 seasons:

MinneapolisLakers_FRC_1957_SOL_SRGB.png

57/58 - 59/60 seasons:

MinneapolisLakers_FRC_1960_SOL_SRGB.png

then we have the BAA Minneapolis Lakers 48/49 season:

MinneapolisLakers_FRC_1949_SOL.jpg

the picture in question on Wiki states it was taken in 52. So the correct colors should be powder blue/yellow/white. I don't see a point in time where the lakers wore a green/yellow combination.

maybe pantone can straiten this mess out.

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This photo's probably not the most helpful, but it's a cool shot:

46127a.jpg

In that photo, it looks like the Warriors are wearing blue and yellow trim. I had always thought they were blue and red, with the yellow only being added close to their last few seasons in Phila. I wonder if it's just the bad coloring.

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This photo's probably not the most helpful, but it's a cool shot:

46127a.jpg

In that photo, it looks like the Warriors are wearing blue and yellow trim. I had always thought they were blue and red, with the yellow only being added close to their last few seasons in Phila. I wonder if it's just the bad coloring.

That arena is so dark, it's no wonder that Mikan needed to wear glasses just to find the basket. B)

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I can assure you the Lakers never wore green.

A couple of proof pics

This is not a colored photo and is obviously the most recent I could find of Mikan in a Lakers uni.

This wordmark is IDENTICAL to the one in that photo on wikipedia...

history_laker_greats.jpg

t1_lakers.centers.jpg

In the history of the Lakers (MPLS and LA), there was never any green associated with their logos/uniforms. The shading obviously can throw you off in some of the pictures you guys showed, but it was always light blue.

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I can assure you the Lakers never wore green.

A couple of proof pics

This is not a colored photo and is obviously the most recent I could find of Mikan in a Lakers uni.

This wordmark is IDENTICAL to the one in that photo on wikipedia...

history_laker_greats.jpg

t1_lakers.centers.jpg

Those are modern throwbacks, which have been known to be flat-out wrong.

I too highly doubt that the green color is authentic, but your pictures aren't proof of anything other than that the Mitchell and Ness and Reebok throwbacks are powder blue.

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I'm just gonna say this one more time...

Don't ever rely on old faded photographs as definitive proof of a particular color.

I've got a number of references who have told me that old NBA guides have the Lakers' colors listed as "Powder Blue and Yellow" back in that era, and the Pantone colors (swatch images) that I have on my site use the Pantones that the NBA has deemed as "official" for the era.

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