Oklahoma City Thunder will not have jersey ads, eliminating Sunset jerseys
With Nike taking over as the manufacturer of the NBA’s uniforms for the start of the 2017-18 regular season, there were expected to be numerous changes for the majority of NBA franchises. Some teams expected to have a new look going into next season are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
But, unlike Cleveland and Minnesota, the Oklahoma City Thunder will not be one of those teams getting a new look from Nike. According to Erik Horne of The Oklahoman, the Thunder will instead be eliminating their orange “Sunset” uniforms while retaining their traditional white home and blue away uniforms. They will also be adding two new uniforms to their rotation.
Another major change coming with the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season is that teams will now be allowed to display an advertisement on their uniforms. So far, ten of thirty teams (Philadelphia, Sacramento, Boston, Brooklyn, Utah, Cleveland, Orlando, Minnesota, Toronto and Indiana) have announced their advertisements, but again, according to Erik Horne, Oklahoma City will not be changing anything on their uniforms, electing to go without a uniform advertisement.
While Oklahoma City is in dire need of an overhaul in terms of appearance, Thunder fans will have to wait until next year for it to happen. With Russell Westbrook and Paul George possibly no longer being with the team after this season, the Thunder could use a fresh look for the next era in Oklahoma City basketball.