Bleacher Report: … Imagine if the Lakers introduced an alternate black jersey, to occasionally wear on “big time” road games. How intimidating would the Lakers be marching into T.D. Banknorth Garden with a dominating black, trimmed with traditional purple and gold?
With strong talks of the Celtics introducing a new alternate jersey for home, (one that would be similar in design to their alternate away uniforms) nothing would be better for the Lakers than to introduce a new black jersey. (No design or print changed whatsoever)
Now many “traditionalists” are probably screaming their lungs out right now, but remember it’s not a complete jersey overhaul. The Lakers’ away purple jerseys would still dominate for much of the season, but a touch of black here and there would not hurt.
Again to those traditionalists, the Lakers have changed the design of their jerseys five times since moving to L.A.
Most would agree that those changes have ultimately made the Lakers’ uniforms better.
Change is indeed good.
As we head into the next decade, a fresh, black alternate jersey for the Lakers would do wonders.
Besides, just how good does the black, purple, and gold look?