The Los Angeles Lakers have been blessed with many great jerseys. Their yellow jerseys have always been a classic NBA jersey (although the most recent yellow jersey that the Lakers wear has proven to be divisive). Their “Sunday whites” are an absolute blessing to see on a Sunday afternoon while watching ABC. However, their most underrated jerseys have always been their blue throwback jerseys. Some believed that these jerseys were going to be in the rotation for the current 2019-20 season, as LeBron was seen wearing a custom version of the blue jerseys in the offseason with “Crenshaw” in place of “Los Angeles”, paying tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle (jerseys first crafted by Grant Goldberg of ESPN).
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) September 17, 2019
Although we weren’t able to get them this season, it appears that they may be on the court in the 2020-21 season as Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net discovered the following internet leak:
— SportsLogos.Net (@sportslogosnet) September 28, 2020
As Creamer notes, next season would be an appropriate season to debut the throwback jerseys for the first time since 2004, as next season will be the 60th anniversary of the franchise’s move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles*. The Lakers wore these jerseys starting with their debut season in L.A., from 1960 to 1967.
Obviously, LeBron James loves the idea of wearing the blue jerseys if he was so desperate to have one custom made for him to wear on vacation. It appears that first-year Laker Jared Dudley would also welcome the idea of wearing the retro jerseys, tweeting about the idea yesterday.
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) September 28, 2020
The leak from Sportslogos.net seems to say that the Lakers would wear the jersey as the “Classic” edition of their Nike jersey set. It would be the first time the Lakers wore the jerseys since Kobe Bryant donned them in 2004 (pictured at the beginning of this article).
*The Lakers were named for the “land of 10,000 lakes” a.k.a. their original home state of Minnesota.