OKC introduces new turquoise "City Edition" uniforms.
The NBA's new "City Edition" uniforms are slowly but surely rolling in today, including those of the Oklahoma City Thunder. For select games in the 2018-19 season, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and co. will don special edition uniforms honoring Oklahoma's Native American heritage.
The base color is turquoise, representing the 11th anniversary stone and the native color of friendship, according to today's press release. It also coincides with the Thunder's 11th season.
Other details include:
"Interlocking letters create “OKC” on the jersey’s chest, with separate shapes blending into one another to create one shape. Boldly set, 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. Encompassed by the Four Corners, all shapes point inward to gather at OKC. The short vent graphic is inspired by the turtle shell, the circle symbolizes the Earth and recognizes the tribes that line the outside. Primary stripe elements point east to welcome the rising sun and guide the way."
The Thunder will wear the uniform for the first time on Wednesday, November 14, against the New York Knicks. Thereafter, the team will wear the "City Edition" uniforms at least five more times at Chesapeake Energy Arena this season.