EL SEGUNDO – Lakers Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers, has unveiled its official logos ahead of its first season in the NBA 2K League. The Lakers Gaming primary logo was created in-house and pays homage to the city of stars. The gold star is also constructed out of an “LA” ligature. Primed for the future, the secondary logo adds edginess to a classic “LA” ligature, while also bringing over a familiar element from the past—the speed lines.
City of Stars.
— LakersGaming (@LakersGaming) December 12, 2018
Lakers Gaming has also officially named Mathew Makovec as General Manager/Head Coach. In this role, Makovec will be primarily responsible for all aspects of player personnel management and coaching strategy.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to take the Lakers organization in a new direction in esports with Lakers Gaming,” said Lakers Gaming General Manager/Head Coach Mathew Makovec. “Our big 3 of Mootyy, KontruL and Vert, each have had great individual success, along with season one experience. We will look to fill the rest of our roster in the draft while creating a teamwork-oriented winning environment.”
In September, the newly announced team chose power forward Mootyy (Mitchell Franklin) with the fourth overall pick and point guard KontruL (Christopher Cantrell) with the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NBA 2K League Expansion Draft. The team also acquired power forward Vert (Jordan Gates) from Warriors Gaming in exchange for the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.