Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers unveil new-look uniforms for 2018-19 season

The Grizzlies unveiled a new look on Thursday night. Redesigned jerseys and branding will mark the beginning of a new era for a Memphis team hoping to recapture its usual place in the NBA playoffs.

The city’s famous Beale Street was the inspiration for much of the team’s new image, per Grizzlies.com.

“The evolved wordmark and numbering system,” the site explains, “represent a more progressive and modernized take on its predecessor, while maintaining and deepening the connection to the Beale Street neon-inspired inline.”

Joining mainstay stars Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in the effort to restore the Grizzlies to postseason aspirations is fourth overall pick Jaren Jackson Jr., who shined at the NBA Summer League.

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ makeover isn’t being limited to just the names on the roster for next season. After signing free-agent forward LeBron James this summer as well as a host of other household names, the Lakers have changed up their uniform look for 2018-19, too.

According to the team, the new uniforms for next season “bring back an element of the 1980s Showtime Era — updated numbers, which use a vertical drop shadow — along with a rounded neckline. The font effect references the Lakers’ storied past, while also positioning a fresh direction for the franchise.”

The Lakers were one of the busiest teams in free agency this summer, adding James as well as fellow veteran players JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson. That group — coupled with youngsters Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball — are expected to help Los Angeles take a big step forward in the Western Conference this season.

Kyle Kuzma shows off the Lakers’ new uniforms for next season.

For additional information on the Lakers’ new look, head to Lakers.com

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