Lakers tease new black 'Hollywood Nights' alternate jerseys in video
The Lakers might be headed for a transition season after Dwight Howard's departure, but at least their fans will be treated to some new looks when Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and company take the court.
On Thursday, the organization posted a teaser video on Twitter showing glimpses of their new black "Hollywood Nights" alternate jerseys. The video shows a flash of the jersey's front, which features the word "Lakers" and the jersey number in purple with gold trim. The jersey also features purple and gold trim running down the sides. The shorts are a direct match to the top: black with purple and gold trim on the side.
ESPNLA.com reported earlier this week that the design is one of multiple new jerseys the Lakers will use during the 2013-14 season.
The Lakers will wear short-sleeve jerseys next season in "several" games, according to a team source. The jerseys will be white, the same color as the alternative uniforms the Lakers introduced for the 2002-03 season and traditionally wear on Sundays.
The Lakers will also be adding a black jersey to their uniform rotation next season, according to a league source. The alternative uniform will be part of the league's city pride series, joining the Detroit Pistons' upcoming "Motor City" uniforms and the Portland Trail Blazers' "Rip City" set, but unlike the others, it will still say "Lakers" across the chest. The lettering and numerals will appear in purple with gold outlines and the rest of the jersey material will be primarily black, with some gold accents, the source said.
Below, check out a close-up look at the shorts, plus the teaser video.