The brand new Oklahoma City Thunder Alternate uniforms for the upcoming 2012/13 season have been leaked by the popular 2K Sports video game NBA 2K13.
The pictures were revealed by Steve Noah, who owns the sports gaming website “Operation Sports“. The site also showcases other teams alternate uniforms, including that of the Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets.
While the jerseys for the other franchises have already been revealed, this is the first look we’re getting at the Thunders.
How do they look?
The most noticeable fault on the uniform (at least in the video game, they would obviously make the necessary change for the actual jersey) is the spelling of “Thunder“.
The last time I checked, “Thunder” is not spelled “Thudner“.
That’s quite the noticeable error, don’t you think?
Also, why is their such an emphasis on the number?
It’s taking up such a large part of the real estate.
I also don’t get why the name of the team (spelt correctly or not) is shown vertically down the side instead of being through the middle horizontally. It’s not very visually appealing, at least to my senses anyways.
The uniform as a whole is very simplistic in approach. It looks like something that would have been worn in the early sixties around the league. The franchise is only 4 years old (at least since the move to Oklahoma City), so I don’t understand the need to look so “retro” with these alternate jersey’s.
As you can clearly tell with all of my criticism and complaints, I am in no way a fan of these uniforms. Thankfully, as an alternate, they more than likely won’t be worn for any more than 10-12 games next season.
I can live with that.
FINAL GRADE FOR OKC THUNDER ALTERNATE JERSEY: C –
Christopher Walder is a sports blogger and lead editor for Sir Charles in Charge. You may follow him on Twitter @WalderSports