The Lakers will have more than just a new coach come Christmas time this year. On Monday, ESPN reporter Darren Rovell tweeted a series of photos of the NBA’s new Christmas Day uniforms. Among them, a new Lakers all-white look with purple shading.
The Lakers Christmas Day showdown has just been made all the more exciting with their recent hiring of former New York Knicks Coach, Mike D’Antoni. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony recently weighed in on the D’Antoni hire:
Any time guys are losing like that, there’s always negativity. Sometimes a change is better. I’m very excited for him. I really am. I think he’s a guy that’s meant to be a coach. He’s done great things over the years as a coach, and I think he’ll do extremely well there.”
The Lakers and Knicks will first face off on Dec. 13 in New York, before meeting at Staples Center on Dec. 25. The Knicks have started the season a red hot 4-0, and with the Lakers dropping 10 of their last 14 Christmas Day games, they’ll certainly be looking to add a little more cheer this holiday season.