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FutureStarrAA Los Angeles Lakers Logo
The Los Angeles Lakers logo has undergone a number of changes over the years, but the most recognizable version of L.A.’s team is the one that features their star logo, which looks like the long neck of a Bulldog.
The emblem, used by the Lakers from 1967 to 1976 featured a green image of the basketball with an italicized purple inscription written over it. It was the prototype of the logo which by today has become iconic and recognizable all over the globe, though the color palette and lines of the elements needed deep modifications. The wordmark “Los Angeles Lakers” in dark purple is the visual center of the emblem. It is placed on top of a gold basketball. For the outline, designers chose the black color. In comparison with the previous version, colors are stronger, making the emblem stand out. However, the shape of the wordmark and the basketball is exactly the same.
The current logo comprises all the three team’s colors: purple, gold and white. There’s also a touch of black adding to the visual harmony. The Lakers opted for this color scheme, which is also used in their uniform, in the late 60’s. There were only minor alterations of the hues since then. (Source: 1000logos.net)
In the 1979 NBA draft, Los Angeles selected 6-foot, 9-inch point guard Magic Johnson from Michigan State with the first overall pick. The next season, the Lakers had the second overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft, which they used to select Ohio State freshman point guard D'Angelo Russell. The team also selected Larry Nance Jr. with the 27th overall pick. On April 29, the team announced another former Laker, Luke Walton, as their new head coach. At the time of his hiring, Walton was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, who were in the playoffs, so he could not officially begin his duties as head coach until the Warriors' playoff run was over. During the 1999 preseason, the Lakers played their home games at the Forum before officially moving into Crypto.com Arena, and once again hosted a preseason game versus the Golden State Warriors on October 9, 2009, this time to commemorate the team's 50th anniversary season in Los Angeles. The Laker nickname came from the state of Minnesota being the Land of 10,000 Lakes. During the off-season, Los Angeles picked up Jamaal Wilkes from Golden State and signed first-round draft pick Norm Nixon.
On April 29, the team announced another former Laker, Luke Walton, as their new head coach. At the time of his hiring, Walton was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, who were in the playoffs, so he could not officially begin his duties as head coach until the Warriors' playoff run was over. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)