New Lakers Nike Swingman Jerseys Seemingly Leaked Ahead of Official Release

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram #14, looks on as head coach Luke Walton talks to guard Lonzo Ball #2 during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Sporting goods store Shoe Palace appears to have gotten ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' official reveal of their new uniforms.

SB Nation shared images from the Shoe Palace website, which showed the Lakers' primary jersey with LeBron James' No. 23:

SB Nation @SBNation

Shoe Palace may have revealed the new Lakers jerseys before tomorrow's official release https://t.co/gXCxB66h7r

Modell's Sporting Goods was the first to spoil the surprise, tweeting out a picture of James' jersey on racks at one of the company's store locations. SB Nation's Whitney Medworth shared a screenshot of the since-deleted photo:

Whitney Medworth @its_whitney

modell's tweeted these lakers jerseys and then deleted them. it's looking like showtime is back. https://t.co/AscbMpX3On

The return of the drop shadow is a welcome feature of the new uniforms, and Lakers fans will be happy to see the jerseys have a more gold hue in the photos from Shoe Palace rather than the yellow tint in the Modell's picture.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had the highest-selling jersey through the NBA's official store. That's likely to change when fans swarm websites and stores in pursuit of a new LeBron uniform.