The primary half of Hawks-Thunder on Friday was one of many worst uniform matchups you may ever see: vibrant crimson (Hawks) on orange (Thunder).
Not an exaggeration. It was this dangerous:
“You possibly can positively inform taking part in on the court docket,” the Thunder’s Kenrich Williams mentioned, per The Related Press. “Simply form of simply — you see someone, and it’s like, ‘Oh. That’s not my teammate.'”
There finally was a proof for why it occurred. In keeping with the Thunder, the Hawks wore the fallacious outfits.
From Thunder: “The Hawks are sporting the wrong uniform shade for the sport. The league technique of inputting uniform colours ought to have caught the orange/crimson combo, however as a result of the Hawks solely have crimson uniforms on the journey the Thunder will change to white on the half.”
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) February 27, 2021
The NBA reportedly requested a uniform change throughout the first half, however as a result of the Hawks have only one set of uniform for his or her six-day, four-game highway journey, the Thunder needed to change.
“I definitely didn’t discover it and even give it some thought, to be trustworthy with you,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault mentioned, per the AP. “It was a league mandate that we simply reacted to. They made me conscious of it at halftime. Once I went into the locker room, the blokes have been in white uniforms.”
The Fox Sports activities report above mentioned the Thunder selected prematurely to put on their sundown orange (or Assertion) uniforms, however the NBA’s uniform matchup web site, LockerVision, had the Thunder scheduled to put on their Affiliation (white) uniforms and the Hawks their Icon uniforms (crimson) for this sport.
So have been the Thunder really sporting the fallacious jerseys?
Both approach, thanks, Thunder, for saving everybody’s eyes and becoming your house whites.
It turned out the wardrobe change did not faze OKC on the court docket. It rolled to a 118-109 win.
This text has been up to date with quotes and edited to alter “jerseys” to “uniforms” and “outfits.”