Since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers logo has gone through very minor changes. The Lakers logo was created back in 1960, this logo does lack the design of a Laker, however, the logo does include a basketball and streaking letters (not sure the reason). Bring the nickname Lakers from Minneapolis does not make a lot of sense, because California is always in a drought and lacks the lakes Minnesota has.
2002 - Present
The latest Lakers logo consists of a wordmark, “LOS ANGELES LAKERS” written in a strong purple with stretched lines from the text signifies the fast speed of the team, on top of a gold with black outline basketball.
1977 - 2001
In 1977, the logo colors changed, as now the ball is clear yellow with black accents and the ball is rotated, the font is exactly the same and the color is a light purple lilac with the streaks.
1961 - 1976
The first LA logo consists of a wordmark “LAKERS” written in purple with streaking lines and “LOS ANGELES” on top. Both wordmarks are on top of a gold basketball.
1948 - 1960
The first logo of the Lakers was back when the team was in Minneapolis. The logo has a map of Minnesota in white on a brown and black outline basketball as a background and the location of Minneapolis is highlighted by a yellow star. A wordmark “MPLS.” in yellow with two stars and “LAKERS” below in yellow.