Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers started its NBA history as the Buffalo Braves in 1970. The name was changed to Clippers when the team moved to San Diego. The name, picked from a contest, is in reference to the city’s history as a harbor for Clipper ships and the Star of India which was still harbored in San Diego. The name was kept when they moved to Los Angeles.
During their Braves days, the team sported a sky-blue look. After moving west to San Diego and renaming themselves as the Clippers, the uniform went to a slightly different shade of blue while adding “SAN DIEGO” across the front. Upon its move to Los Angeles, the Clips turned the light blue to a very dark navy and removed the city name for the big “Clippers” on the front. The team then abandoned the blue for a striking red ensemble in 1986. With a few seasons in LA under their belt, they grew proud of their base and emblazoned “LOS ANGELES” across the front of their uniform. But the Clips went back to having the team nickname on the front in 1988. The present Clippers’ uniform remains true to the previous one, but with a little more blue down the side, recalling the blue of the Braves. The team’s logo boats “Los Angels Clippers” written in a blue script cutting through a red basketball. Official team colors are red, white and blue. 11111 angel number
Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys
The Los Angeles Lakers have proven themselves as one of the best teams in the NBA since the 1960’s. With the NBA Hardwood Classic Nights, the Los Angeles Lakers have been wearing some of the old jerseys to honor the first teams of the NBA. But there is not really much any difference between the old and new jerseys, just minor changes have been made and adopting the colors purple and gold.
Let’s take a look back at the jerseys of the Los Angeles Lakers through the years. In early 1960’s, George Mikan brought the Lakers to 5 NBA titles. The colors used in the jerseys before were white and light blue with yellow trimmings on the road. Before, being the Los Angeles Lakers, this team was called the Minneapolis Lakers.
The next jersey is even bolder with a new share of color. They ditched the light blue color and opted for a darker navy blue. They also changed how the team’s name is written, before it was just plain and changed it to a scripted form. The L.A. Script is what the current team will be wearing when they go retro.
By the late 60’s the Lakers has adopted the colors of purple and gold. And this color scheme has lasted for more than two decades. Only some modification to the numbers was made. By 1980’s the font color is purple and some changes in the font style.
When it was Shaquille’s time with the Lakers, the jerseys were done in mostly gold. Showing off their back-to-back championships with this color. But of course, the purple and white color is still evident. Currently, they have a white home jersey. With the 2008 season, the Lakers are still wearing their purple jerseys while they wear the white jerseys at home games.