NBA fans better get used to seeing players wearing sleeved jerseys.
That's because the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the league's marquee franchises and a squad that will be all over national television next season, will be donning the new digs for "several games."
ESPN's Dave McMenamin tweeted the news Tuesday:
The Lakers will wear short-sleeve jerseys next season, according to a team source. LAL's will be white and they'll wear them "several" games
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) August 20, 2013
For those wondering what Kobe Bryant and Co. will look like, here's an idea:
This is a fairly good idea of what the Lakers' short sleeve jerseys will look like. pic.twitter.com/vC4dXH2ysx
— RealGM (@RealGM) August 20, 2013
According to reports, five teams will wear short-sleeve jerseys as an alternate jersey for as many as 12 games during the 2013-14 season. Another 20 teams will wear the jerseys at least once. While the entire list of teams set to wear the jerseys has not been released, we know the Suns and now the Lakers are part of that group.