The Oklahoma City Thunder has unveiled four new uniforms for the 2019-20 season uniform lineup.
The new looks include a new ‘City Edition’ designed in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. This ‘City Edition’ uniform will honor the upcoming 25th anniversary of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. The Thunder worked closely with the memorial to pay respect to the lives lost and all those that were impacted by the bombing. The uniform design for the special ‘City Edition’ uniform features symbols that represent elements of the memorial. Oklahoma City will appear across the chest in gold-lined letters, with the twin Gates of Time running down the sides of the jersey and into the shorts. We see the times 9:01 and 9:03 located in the vents of the shorts, to reflect the innocence of the city at 9:01 before the attack, followed by the time the city began to come together and heal at 9:03. On the sides of the shorts we see white meant to represent the Reflecting Pool. Above the jersey’s tag will be the words “Service,” “Honor” and “Kindness” as reference of the Oklahoma Standard, and the manner in which Oklahoma citizens treat one another and their community. On the belt of the shorts is the Survivor Tree, a 90-year-old American elm at the site of the memorial. The words, “We Remember Those Who Were Changed Forever, April 19, 1995” are located along the back of the neckline.
“We are excited about taking our partnership with the Thunder to a whole new level. As the 25th Anniversary of the bombing draws near, having Oklahoma City’s team wear this inspirational uniform continues to honor and remember the 168 people who were killed and all those who were changed forever.” -Kim Neese, survivor and chair, Memorial Conscience Committee
OKC’s new ‘Association’ uniform will have “Oklahoma City” across the chest in sunset and Thunder blue, with the state outline of Oklahoma on the shorts belt area. The team’s Blue ‘Icon’ uni will feature “Thunder” across the chest in their sunset coloring and have matching arm and neck accents. The 2019-20 ‘Statement Edition’ uniform brings back a fan favorite color scheme, with the bold sunset design that features the staggered “OKC” in Thunder blue across the chest and gradient tonal sound waves down the back.
“Refreshing our uniform lineup allows us to put a new twist on the classic Thunder image. These updates keep us true to our roots, but allow us to modernize and embolden the Thunder Basketball uniform portfolio as we continue to evolve our brand to proudly reflect our state and city.” -Thunder Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Byrnes