The Los Angeles Lakers will continue to honor their first teams in Los Angeles by wearing the road blue uniforms of the 1965-66 Lakers against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 19th. The Lakers have been wearing the uniforms occasionally this season, taking part in NBA Hardwood Classic nights.

For a team with such a storied history as the Lakers, their uniforms have surprisingly gone under very little changes since moving to Los Angeles from Minneapolis and adopting the purple and gold colors. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Here we take a look back at some of the uniforms the Lakers have worn in their history.

Land of Lakes
George Mikan lead the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA titles before the team left for Los Angeles prior to the 1960 season. The Laker colors then were white at home and light blue with yellow trim on the road.
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L.A. Script
Making the move to the coast, the Lakers dumped the baby blue for a darker, navy shade that Elgin Baylor wears here and proudly wrote their new home across the front of the road jerseys. These are the ones the current Lakers will be wearing on retro nights.
George Kalinsky
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Home Gold
In the late 60's, the Lakers moved to their now-famous colors of purple and gold, eschewing a home white jersey for the intimidating gold worn by Jerry West.
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Tradition Continues
The gold has continued to be the Lakers' home uniform of choice, with a slight modification to purple numbers and letters in the 1980's. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sky-hooked his way to the all-time points lead as a Laker.
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Purple People Eaters
Some say the Lakers road uniforms of the 1980's didn't always have the jersey and shorts match the same shade of purple, but Magic Johnson didn't care, leading the L.A. to five NBA titles.
Scott Cunningham
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Trophies are Gold
The present Laker era has a home uniform that brings back the white numbers and letters, and extends the purple stripe down the side to the jerseys. Shaquille O'Neal continues the Laker tradition with three NBA titles so far.
Andrew D. Bernstein
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Good Guys Wear White
The last few seasons have seen the Lakers wear a home white uniform for a few games each season. Newcomer Karl Malone came to L.A. just to wear the storied jersey....and win a title of course.
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PHOTO GALLERY
Take a look at a photo gallery of the 2004 Lakers' in the retro look.
HARDWOOD CLASSICS
LAKERS RETRO SCHEDULE
Dec. 23 at Golden State Warriors
Dec. 28 vs. Boston Celtics
Feb. 5 at Philadelphia 76ers
Feb. 20 vs. Philadelphia 76ers
LAKERS RETRO GEAR
LAKERS LOGOS

1948-60

1960's

1964-Present