Thunder Unveil 2020 Jersey Line
Jordan King - July 23, 2019 2:50 pm
A preview of the City Edition uniform that the Thunder will wear in 2020. via @okcthunder/Twitter
The Oklahoma City Thunder made some headlines once again on Tuesday morning.
This time, though, OKC wasn’t taking more assets away from the fans. Instead the organization that said goodbye to All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook revealed a sleek line of uniforms that will be donned by the stars who are still with the team, such as Chris Paul and Steven Adams.
The line features four different colors. The three colors that fans have grown accustomed to remain in the color way. Those being the classic white, the Thunder Blue and the sunset orange that the club has used during the past several seasons.
However, the fourth jersey was the one that made the majority of the headlines among NBA fans in OKC and around the whole league.
On April 19, 2020, Oklahomans will remember the lives lost and forever changed from the OKC Bombing and the Thunder will be a part of that with their new jerseys. The website helped explain the thinking behind the uniform design and the goal of it.
“As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, and in remembrance of those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever, the Oklahoma City Thunder has partnered with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in creating the 2019-20 City Edition uniform.” the Thunder website stated. “This uniform honors the 168 victims, the survivors, the brave first responders and the resilience of Oklahoma City.”
Introducing your 2019-20 uniform kit. pic.twitter.com/ap6Uqzgo9S
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 23, 2019
The front part of the shorts, where a belt buckle would be, features the Survivor Tree, which the website states stands for resilience. The shorts have the times 9:01 and 9:03 to represent the city before and after the attack. The words “Service, Honor, Kindness” are also featured on the uniform as a reminder of the “Oklahoma Standard”. Finally a blue ribbon with the words “We Remember Those Who Were Changed Forever April 19, 1995” printed on the inside of the neckline.
To see the intricacies of the new jerseys, read the release from the organization here.