Fans RIP New Purple Lakers Jersey And Its Stupid Black Side Panel (TWEETS)

The Los Angeles Lakers officially revealed their new jerseys for the 2018-19 season on Monday, and the good news is two of the three jerseys are excellent.

The gold “Icon” jerseys, which leaked online last week and are absolutely fantastic, harken back to the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s:



The white “Association” jerseys, though a little more bland than the gold, still have a sharp, classic look:



Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the purple “Statement” jerseys, which inexplicably feature a completely out of place black side panel:



The Lakers’ previous purple jerseys had a gold side panel. It wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it was better than black.

In reacting to the new purple jerseys, Lakers fans on Twitter exercised as much restraint as you would expect. Which, of course, is none.

Take a look:










Something tells me there will be a lot of sales on those purple jerseys about halfway through the season.

Hat Tip – [theScore]

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