ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Say this for the Lakers and the Clippers: They’re doing a heckuva job drawing out drama from the release of a third uniform. Just two days ago we saw the teaser video of the Clippers and a (possibly) blue uniform. And now the Lakers are on record with their third uniform — the Lake Show is back in black.
There’s a photo gallery and all sorts of corporate words over at Lakers.com. The Lakers, who wore white alternates previously, are calling the uniforms “Hollywood Nights.” According to Lakers.com, “The Hollywood Nights theme in part acknowledges the celebrities like Jack Nicholson that have long supported the team, but also serves as a nod to the huge number of people that work behind the scenes to make up one of L.A.’s biggest industries.”
I’m not sure how a black uniform represents Hollywood Nights, except that black is representative of night, I guess. To me what they really represent is that they look pretty cool. And isn’t that the most important thing?