Want a leaked Lakers jersey? You gotta go to Mo’s!
An actual photograph of the new Los Angeles Lakers uniform was leaked today and once again it was courtesy someone selling something sooner than they were supposed to.
Via a since-deleted Tweet from the official Modell’s sporting good store account, we can see the new, yet-to-be-released gold LeBron James #23 Los Angeles Lakers jersey is already on the shelves available to anyone who chooses to come in and buy one.
The Lakers are not unveiling the uniform until July 30th.
Twitter user @NYYDJ2 says he went into Modell’s, saw the jerseys still on the rack and was kind enough to send us these additional photos of the jersey:
The photos match exactly what we posted a few weeks ago showing the new gold, purple, and white jersey styles.
In case you can’t really notice a difference, here’s last year’s uniform to help you see what’s changed:
There are several minor differences which add up for an overall cleaner look for the Lakers here. The drop shadows have been returned to the player numbers after an 18-year absence, the large stripes are gone from either side of the jersey, the trim around the collar is now two-coloured instead of single, and the colours of the player numbers have changed.