New Uniforms: 2020-21

Thunder reveal new state-inspired City Edition uniforms

The Thunder pay homage to the state of Oklahoma with their newest look for the 2020-21 season.

From NBA.com Staff

For the first time in Oklahoma City Thunder history, one of team’s uniforms will pay tribute to the state itself.

The Thunder’s new City Edition uniforms were unveiled on Monday and they feature the word “OKLAHOMA” embroidered across the chest of the jersey in a uniform that has design ideals that “lean into innovation, unity and state pride.” The uniform, which was unveiled on Oklahoma Statehood Day, bears the name in a style inspired by the state flag while the Oklahoma state outline is centered on the belt buckle of the shorts.

“This year’s City Edition uniform truly captures and honors the pride we feel in being Oklahoma’s team,” Brian Byrnes, the Thunder’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, said in a statement Monday. “It also is a tribute to the diverse people of our state who are defined by the values of hard work, perseverance and kindness. The uniform’s modern look reflects the state’s 21st-century focus on innovation and forward momentum. Wonderful, inspiring things are happening in this state, and the Thunder is proud to reflect those values.”

The sides of the shorts reflect the “modern architecture of the ever-evolving skylines of Oklahoma City and Tulsa” while also attempting to capture the “hard work, innovation and resilience that pushes Oklahoma toward the future,” the team said. On the right leg of the shorts is the word “THUNDER” in the same style as the “Oklahoma” on the chest.

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