Lakers’ ‘Classic’ jerseys for 2022-23 season have been revealed

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The Los Angeles Lakers are about to enter their 75th season of existence as an NBA team.

They started out in the Midwest, first as the Detroit Gems in the 1946-47 season as a part of the National Basketball League, then as the Minneapolis Lakers the following season. They would join the Basketball Association of America (BAA), a predecessor to the NBA, for the 1948-49 campaign.

Their Minneapolis years have been largely forgotten and glossed over, but they won five NBA championships there from 1949 to 1954 (as well as an NBL title in 1948), making them the league’s first dynasty.

But this coming season, the current iteration of the Lakers will be paying homage to their Minneapolis ancestors with a retro jersey that resembles the ones worn by George Mikan and crew back in the day.

The Lakers have had some interesting retro jerseys in recent seasons, but an argument can be made that this is the best one, as it is unique and pays tribute to the squads that gave birth to the team’s rich championship tradition.

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