As if it isn’t hard enough for NBA fans to wrap their heads around seeing LeBron James wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the league just went and made it even more difficult with the team’s new “Statement” uniforms the team debuted on Wednesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (No, I am not kidding. That really is the name of the Phoenix Suns’ arena.)
These new uniforms are the Lakers’ 2018-2019 “Statement” edition and, well, they definitely made a “statement.” Just not a very good one.
At first glance they don’t look too bad. Assuming that you see them from the correct angle and don’t look too hard.
Of course, you can’t avoid giving them a good look when you are, you know, watching the actual game, so reactions to the new unis came fast and furious throughout the night on social media. Admittedly, not everyone hated them, but the many who did were very vocal about it.
On the plus side, the Lakers did finally get their first win of the season so maybe these ugly new uniforms are… lucky? Silver linings, folks. Silver linings.