The Oklahoma City Thunder’s alternate uniforms for the 2012-2013 season seem to have been leaked by the NBA 2K13 video game.
Steve Noah, who owns the sports gaming site “Operation Sports,” gave a preview of several alternate NBA uniforms on Tuesday based on images from the video game. He shared pictures of the Nuggets, Spurs, Blazers, Nets, and Thunder alternate jerseys for the 2012-2013 NBA season.
Some of the alternate unis had already been revealed by the teams, but this is the first time we’re seeing the OKC alternates. Let me just say that I’m not a fan.
I don’t care for the number being the centerpiece of the jersey, the team name written vertically down the side, and the two extra stripes. They could also use a third color worked in there.
Oh yeah, and let’s hope if these jerseys make it out of the video game world and into the real world they spell “THUNDER” properly instead of “THUDNER.”
As a friend said to me, the Thunder have the three of the most marketable players in the league, and the worst uniforms in sports. I suppose if you’re going to have one or the other, they have the important part taken care of, but why can’t they at least improve their unis rather than make them worse?
Here’s another look at them: