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Old 08-15-2006, 10:33 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by bigboi_baller
"bleedinpurple" is a sac kings type name not laker...Lakers don't wear purple, correct me if i'm wrong, but they wear "forum blue"
It was "forum blue" back in the Jack Kent Cooke era, which ended in 1979 when he sold the team to Jerry Buss. Jack Kent Cooke during his entire tenure as owner specifically instructed all Lakers staffers - including Chick Hearn - to call it "forum blue" and never say "purple." My guess is that Chick Hearn still referred to it as "forum blue" from time to time in broadcasts years later out of habit, and that's where you heard it, but the team colors have usually been called "The Purple And Gold" for at least the past 10 years.
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