The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the richest histories in the NBA with Hall of Famers and championships galore but even historic franchises can be fashion forward. 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 Golden State Warriors were the first team to wear the adizero short-sleeve jerseys designed by adidas last season. The jerseys according to adidas are 26 percent lighter than the traditional NBA jersey. The Phoenix Suns who recently redesigned their jersey also will have a short-sleeve alternate in their uniform set next season. According to a league source adidas has mocked up short-sleeve alternative jerseys for all 10 teams playing on Christmas Day. The Lakers were one of 17 teams to experiment wearing the short-sleeve jerseys during summer league this offseason. ESPN's Darren Rovell reported in June that as many as five teams will wear the short-sleeve jerseys as an alternate jersey for as many as 12 games during the 2013-14 season. Lakers point guard Steve Nash suggested last season that each player should be able to choose his own uniform preference. "I don't see why we all need the same tailor as long as it's pretty uniform" Nash said. "I'm sure within reason."
Lakers to wear short sleeves in several games next season
ESPN Los Angeles | Aug 21