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10-09-2012, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RonSwanson View Post
It was the other way around. The Lakers wore blue and later switched to purple and gold after the Kings already had those colors.

Both teams began play in 1966/67 in those colors.

This was the Lakers' uniform for 1965/66:

Doesn't really change my point that, with the Kings LONG playing in the shadow of the far more successful Lakers and uniform colors better associated with the Lakers, Kings ownership more or less neglected the Kings, never even going so far as to change the hockey team's color scheme to give them an identity independent of the basketball club.

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