Lakers Primary Logo
The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the most iconic logos in all of the sports. The logo has been around since the team's inception in 1947 and has gone through several iterations over its long history, but it remains instantly recognizable to basketball fans everywhere.
The first iteration of the logo featured a purple basketball with yellow trim inside an orange circle with white stars on either side and “Los Angeles” written above it. This version was used until 1968 when they changed their colors from purple and gold to blue, green, red, and yellow; at this time they also adopted a new logo featuring an interlocking "LA" surrounded by stars. This design would remain unchanged for more than 25 years before being tweaked slightly in 1995 when two additional stars were added to represent their 16 NBA championships at that time (it now stands at 17).
In 2017, after 70 years as part of the franchise identity, the Lakers unveiled yet another update to their primary logo: a silhouette image depicting both Laker greats Magic Johnson & Jerry West facing off against each other mid-game - which is meant to symbolize not only past accomplishments but also future success for one of the sport's greatest teams ever assembled! The updated look retains much of what made previous designs so beloved while incorporating modern touches such as shading effects & subtle 3D elements that help bring out even more detail within this already classic emblematic representation!
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2024 - Present
A gold with purple outline basketball with a wordmark “LAKERS” across the front in purple with speed lines on a white formed background.
A darkened shade of purple.
2018 - 2024
A gold with black outline basketball with a speed lines wordmark “LAKERS” and “LOS ANGELES” across the front in purple.
Darkened the shade of purple again.
2000 - 2018
A speed lines wordmark “LAKERS” in purple across a gold with black outline basketball and “LOS ANGELES” above on a white formed background.
Darkened their shade of purple.
1976 - 2000
A gold with black outline basketball and a speed lines wordmark “LAKERS” across the front with “LOS ANGELES” in forum purple on a white formed background.
Adjustments to the speed lines and the shade of purple.
1972 - 1976
A speed lines wordmark “LAKERS” and “LOS ANGELES” remained across the front of a now gold basketball in forum purple and gold.
The colors were lightened.
1966 - 1972
A brown with white outline basketball behind the speed lines wordmark “LAKERS” in forum blue and “LOS ANGELES” above in black on a white formed background.
1961 - 1966
A wordmark “LAKERS” in blue across a light blue basketball with “LOS ANGELES” arched above and “NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION” below in blue.
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.