New outfits revealed for Thunder

November 8, 2018 by  

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a new uniform inspired by Native American culture.

Brian Byrnes, the Senior Vice President of the Thunder, commented on the uniforms as part of a team release. He said that the new uniforms are more than sportswear; they show pride in the heritage and culture of Native Americans that Oklahoma has. The team was happy to work with Nike and create a pattern that celebrates and embodies Native American influence in the state’s communities.

Orange and white decor highlight the blue geometric shapes on the new turquoise uniforms. Shapes that interlock form the team’s name. The letters are white with blue and orange outlines. The design could also be incorporated into corporate gifts given to valued team representatives, sponsors, and fans.

According to statements given by tribe representatives, Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation and Bill Anoatubby, the governor of the Chickasaw Nation, appreciated that the team decided to recognize the culture of Native Americans. The effort and time taken on the design is evident of its respect for Native American heritage. They hope to see the team play with the uniforms.

The team disclosed the design of the City Edition sportswear last Thursday, November 1 and the team will wear their new uniforms on November 14 in a game against the New York Knicks.