The overall look of the uniform might split opinions, but what cannot be debated, however, is the heartwarming message behind the design.
The franchise partnered with OKC National Memorial & Musuem to create a City Edition jersey in honor of the victims and survivors of the 1995 bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OKC for the 25th anniversary of the calamity.
Sports Illustrated, who assisted the Thunder with unveiling of the uniform, released the following analysis behind the design that we guarantee will hit you right in the feels.
"The "Gates of Time" span the side of the jersey with the times 9:01 and 9:03 appearing within the vents of the shorts: 9:01 represents the city before the bombing, while 9:03 follows as when the city began to come together and heal. A 90-year-old American elm, the Survivor Tree, is represented on the belt of the shorts, while inside the jersey there's a blue ribbon in remembrance."
Here's a zoomed-in view of the touching features:
We've come to a firm decision on the new-look: who gives a damn what they look like? This is benevolence and altruism at its finest.
As for the rest of the uniform set, you can check them all out here!
Well done, Oklahoma City.