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5 worst jerseys in OKC Thunder history

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:02 IST

The 'OK3' sporting the 2017 alternate jersey

The Thunder are the youngest team in the NBA having been founded in 2008 when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma. Despite this, the franchise has quickly become one of the best franchises in the NBA, and the team has achieved a huge amount of success in their first decade of existence. The team reached a Championship final within five seasons, and they only ever missed out on the playoffs twice.

The team has also fielded some of the most notable NBA names of the last decade. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden were all drafted by the Thunder, and all three have went on to win the MVP award.

In the franchises 10 years of existence, the team has had a mixed time when it comes to jerseys. There have been some notable uniforms such as the 2018 City edition and 2016 alternative jersey, however, as a whole, the Thunder have had more bad than good. So with plenty of options to choose from, here are the five worst jerseys in Thunder history.

#5: 2014 Christmas Jersey

The team debuted this alternate jersey back in 2014
The team debuted this alternate jersey back in 2014

While not the worst looking jersey in Thunder history, it is one of the laziest designs. The 2014 Christmas edition was a simple adaption of the home jersey but was supposedly 'enhanced' by a huge OKC Thunder badge above the player's number. Large badges have never suited NBA jerseys and there was no exception to the rule here.

#4 2013 Christmas Alternate

The shorts ruined the entire uniform
The shorts ruined the entire uniform

The Thunder logo was even bigger on the 2013 Christmas edition jersey, although we did at least get a change in the color scheme. The shirt featured a washed out grey Thunder logo and overall it was a moderate success.

The shorts, on the other hand, featured completely unnecessary 'OKC' lettering. It was placed halfway up the leg and was also plastered on both sides of the shorts. It ultimately came off as a puzzling decision and thankfully it never featured on a Thunder uniform again.

#3 Navy Verticle Alternate

Russell Westbrook sporting the Navy Alternative uniform
Russell Westbrook sporting the Navy Alternative uniform

This jersey came at a time where the Thunder were at the peak of their powers. The OKC team at the time consisted of the formidable trio of Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and Serge Ibaka, however, unlike the Thunders on-court performances, the jersey was incredibly dull and uninspired.

Apart from the bland lettering on the left side, the uniform had no identity. It came across as more of a training kit than an NBA uniform and it is is a shame that the best Thunder team in history had to endure this ugly design.

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Published 27 Nov 2018, 20:20 IST
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