OKC Thunder show off new, revamped uniforms and pay homage to history

Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) /

As the OKC Thunder get set for a rebuild, the organization and Nike have revamped the teams look including a brand new uniform.

The OKC Thunder are going full force into a rebuild on the court, with almost a total roster turnover, that left many fans wondering if we would get a team rebrand after eleven years with a logo and uniform set that looks like it was thrown together in a matter of minutes with all intents and purposes being for a temporary fix.

Well, the team is not going for an entire rebrand, the organization instead just revamped the uniform sets for the classic home and away uniforms (now called Icon and Association) as well as shaking up the look of the Statment Uniforms and unveiling entirely new city uniforms.

The first thing that might catch your eye is the shiny new charcoal uniforms which will take the place of last year’s teal ‘City” edition uniforms. The city is the perfect name for them. Last year, the teal uniforms represented the Native American heritage through Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma.

This year, the charcoal and gold uniforms branded as the “city” uniforms are to represent what the Oklahoma City community went through on April 19th, 1995. The date that Oklahomans will never forget, that changed the community forever. The date of the Oklahoma City bombing.

This tweet provides more details on the impactful uniforms. The NBA, Nike, and the OKC Thunder really hit the mark on this uniform.

The orange uniform will take the place of the navy blue statement uniforms, with the same design, pattern, and concept just a different color scheme. Personally, they remind me of Billy Donovan’s old digs at the University of Florida.

And lastly, the Thunder redesigned the classic white and blue uniforms. Previously, “Thunder” was across the chest of the white uniforms, while “Oklahoma City” was scripted across the blue.  That is now flipped, with a new font and outline around the lettering.

The shorts also got a new look as the State outline is shown on the White waistband, with new striping and logo placement on each short, while the blue uniforms have “OKC” across the waist.

Nike and the OKC Thunder really hit the nail on the head with all of these uniforms, and feel free to grab a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander uniform in every color!

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