The LA Kings have unveiled the new version of their uniform, and it is a throwback-inspired one. The team did the unveiling on the eve of the start of the 2021-22 NHL season, and their third uniforms have a heavy nod to those the team wore during the late ’80s and early-to-mid ’90s. The new alternate jerseys are from Adidas and are made with a series of high-performance recycled materials.
The New LA Kings Uniforms Are White and Have Their 1988-98 Logo On the Chest
While the uniforms are white, metallic silver is also present throughout the design, which is different from the flat gray the originals used. The gloves of the players are no longer black but instead are also white, while the striping is entirely different compared to the 1988-98 version. The arms and around the waist of the jersey and the sock striping have all undergone significant changes.
According to the LA Kings, the logo from the 90s that the authentic adizero Primegreen Alternate Jersey has reintroduced was important to the city and its pop culture as a permanent alternate mark. Also, the full proper silver material that the stripes and crest have to them were there to honor the club’s primary colors which include silver.
The LA Kings Will Use the Chrome Helmets They Debuted at a Stadium Series Game In 2020 In Colorado
The LA Kings have also stated that they have combined the chrome helmets they debuted at a game in 2020 in Colorado Springs with white player gloves. They have also pointed out how the fresh, new modern look also includes a special 90s logo patch on the pants. The metallic chrome silver helmet that the Kings will pair the set with is probably the biggest change so far. The old helmet was white and had a rounder shape.
The LA Kings will debut the new uniforms at home when they face the Washington Capitals on November the 17th. The new set will be worn a total of fifteen times during the 2021-22 season. It replaces the gray alternate uniforms that the Kings had been using since 2016.
Luka Doncic Put On A Show On Kobe Bryant’s Birthday
Although it ultimately didn’t help get the Mavericks to the conference semifinals, Luka Doncic made headlines during the playoff series against the Clippers. The young star was in fine form in game four of his team’s series against the LA Clippers. In fact, Luka Doncic put on a show in a game that coincided with Kobe Bryant’s birthday.
Showing Up When It Mattered
Luka Doncic is all set to become one of the biggest superstars in the NBA. The Slovenian has guided the Mavericks to the playoffs, and he did everything in his power to drag them to the next series.
Unfortunately for Doncic, the Clippers were too strong, but the Slovenian star did show up when it mattered during this series. He practically tied the series 2-2 single-handedly in game four as he put on a performance during the late Kobe Bryant’s birthday.
Doncic’s game against the Clippers saw him make a 40-point triple-double, which put him in elite company. The Mavericks star became just the third person in NBA history to record 40 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in a playoff game.
He joins Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson as the only three players to achieve that feat. Doncic played that game with a sprained ankle, but there was nothing the Clippers could do to stop him.
All For Nothing
You could say that Doncic going into hyperdrive was all for nothing as the Clippers won the next two games to win the series 4-2. Still, even though Doncic didn’t guide his team through to the next round, people won’t forget this game in a hurry.
Doncic has now shown he can step it up in the playoffs, and he’s going to be one to watch in the future. If Doncic can get the right teammates around him, there is enough evidence to suggest he will one day earn himself a championship ring.