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02-07-2014, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoser View Post
A commonly held erroneous belief is that the Kings used the Lakers' colours. Jack Kent Cooke changed the Lakers' colours to match the Kings, not the other way around.
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Have you got a link on that? He moved the Lakers to the Forum in 67 & changed their colors from apparently a Royal Blue & Light Blue to Purple & Gold, and in designing the Kings logo & jersey followed the same color scheme. I cant find anywhere that explicitly states the Lakers followed the Kings, but quite a few citations that state the Lakers color scheme was mimicked by the Kings. Rather a moot point, doesnt matter, but if the Kings were first, be interested in reading up on it.
According to this website, it seems like the Kings copied the Lakers:

http://www.lakerstats.com/lakers-uniforms/

The only way it's possible the Kings didn't copy the Lakers is if the Lakers knew the Kings were going to use those colors and they wanted to match, but just wore them first. The Lakers and Kings both had the same owner at the time, Jack Kent Cooke.

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