The Oklahoma City will honor the Oklahoma Native American heritage with their bold City Edition uniforms this season. The look for the Thunder is deeply influenced by the culture of the tribal nations in Oklahoma. The look comes in a turquoise color to represent the 11th anniversary stone and the native color of friendship, coinciding with the Thunder’s 11th season. Across the chest we see interlocking letters creating OKC. The belt pattern on the shorts is derived from a traditional sash and represents the various individual communities expanding outward, pointing toward and blending with each other. The vent on the shorts shows a graphic that is inspired by the turtle shell, the circle symbolizes the Earth and recognizes the tribes that line the outside. Another design touch point comes with the stripe elements that points east to welcome the rising sun and guide the way.
“More than just a uniform, this is a statement of our pride in the Native American culture that is so rich and vibrant in the fabric of Oklahoma,” said Thunder Senior Vice President Brian Byrnes. “We are honored to have worked with Nike to develop a design that in so many ways captures and celebrates the influence of our state’s Native American communities.”