The first half of Hawks-Thunder on Friday was one of the worst uniform matches you’ve ever seen: bright red (Hawks) over orange (Thunder).
Not an exaggeration. It was so bad:
And now we have an explanation for why this happened. According to the Thunder, the Hawks wore the wrong jerseys.
From Thunder: “The Hawks wear the wrong color of the uniform for the game. The league process of entering the uniform colors should have captured the orange / red combo, but since the Hawks only have uniforms red during the trip, the Thunder will change to white at the half. “
– Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) February 27, 2021
The NBA reportedly requested a uniform change in the first half, but since the Hawks only have one set of uniforms for their six-day, four-game road trip, the Thunder had to switch.
The Fox Sports report above said the Thunder opted in advance to wear their statement uniforms, but NBA uniform game site LockerVision, had planned for the Thunder to wear their Association uniforms (white) and the Hawks their Icon uniforms (red) for this game.
So, were the Thunder wearing the wrong shirts?
Anyway, thank you Thunder, for saving everyone’s eyes and changing to white at home.
It turned out that the wardrobe change didn’t faze OKC on the pitch. This ended in a 118-109 victory.