The Oklahoma City Thunder will be adding a fifth uniform in the very near future.
Dubbed the “Earned Edition” this uniform will be worn by the 16 teams that made the playoffs in the previous season. The Thunder's Earned Edition uniform joins their existing lineup of Association, Icon, Statement, and City uniforms that will be worn this season.
The uniform designs for the Earned Edition will not be totally new creations, but instead they will be recolored versions of a team’s existing Statement or City uniform.
The Thunder's Earned Edition will bring together two fan-favorite designs in the Statement Edition uniforms first introduced last season, and the old Sunset unis last seen in the 2016-17 season. The sunset orange jersey is accented with navy trim, the wordmark from the Statement uniforms, and navy numbers with a white outline.
The backs of the jerseys will not have the “sound wave” design that the navy ones have, but overall it's still a bold look for OKC that elevates their brand beyond the standard white and blue uniforms that first debuted in 2008.
The new Earned Edition uniforms are scheduled to hit stores on December 19th, but according to a few people on Twitter, it appears as though some retailers have already put them on the floor.
As for the on-court debut, Oklahoma City will wear their Earned Edition uniforms for the first time on December 30th in Dallas against the Mavericks.
The initial plan was for teams to debut the Earned uniforms on Christmas day, but because the Houston Rockets Earned edition uniform is red, the Thunder will instead be wearing their Statement uniforms on December 25.
In total, the Thunder will wear their Sunset uniforms eight times this season; four at home, and four on the road.
In addition to uniforms, expect to see a number of apparel items in the Sunset color scheme, available for sale around that December 19th date, perfect for the last-minute Christmas shopper.
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