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Thunder Get New “OKC” Uniforms; Wonder if the OSU/OU Issue will come up?

Orange, brash, with a large “OKC” on the front with the number and the name of the player below the number on the back.  The new uniforms the Oklahoma City Thunder will debut this season will be worn in 18 contests of the 82 game season.  They will be worn both at home and on the road. (see schedule below of those games they are to be worn) Other NBA teams do the same with their alternate uniforms. The Thunder will wear their blue pin stripe down the side uniforms this yea and their alternate whites but no word on which games.  This gives the Thunder 5 uniform choices going into the 2015-16 season (with two white home and a 6th if you count the Christmas uniform which is worn only the Christmas day.




Rookie Cameron Payne in his new uniforms. Photo by Layne Murdoch
























On a side note, I wonder if the use of orange as a primary color on a uniform will be greeted with approval by Thunder fans that are also Oklahoma State followers and greeted with disdain from Oklahoma Sooner faithful.  I think that Longhorn fans of the Thunder, along with Kevin Durant, will enjoy wearing the color, even if it is not “burnt” orange.  If you are a supporter of either of the three schools, OSU, OU or UT, please send me a comment below and tell me your feelings if it has any meaning to you.



The full schedule for when the team plans to wear the sunset alternate is as follows (home games in bold):
Sunday, Nov. 1, vs. Denver Nuggets
Sunday, Nov. 8, vs. Phoenix Suns
Sunday, Nov. 15, vs. Boston Celtics
Sunday, Nov. 22, vs. Dallas Mavericks
Sunday, Dec. 6, vs. Sacramento Kings
Sunday, Dec. 13, vs. Utah Jazz
Sunday, Dec. 27, vs. Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, Jan. 6, vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Sunday, Jan. 10, at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Jan. 17, vs. Miami Heat
Sunday, Jan. 24, at Brooklyn Nets
Saturday, Feb. 6, at Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Feb. 21, vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, March 6, at Milwaukee Bucks
Wednesday, March 16, at Boston Celtics
Monday, March 28, at Toronto Raptors
Sunday, April 3, at Houston Rockets
Saturday, April 9, at Sacramento Kings




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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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