The first half of Hawks-Thunder on Friday was one of the worst uniform matchups you’ll ever see: bright red (Hawks) on orange (Thunder).

Not an exaggeration. It was this bad:

And now we’ve gotten an explanation for why it happened. According to the Thunder, the Hawks wore the wrong jerseys.

The NBA reportedly requested a uniform change during the first half, but because the Hawks have just one set of uniforms for their six-day, four-game road trip, the Thunder had to change.

The Fox Sports report above said the Thunder chose in advance to wear their Statement uniforms, but the NBA’s uniform matchup site, LockerVision, had the Thunder scheduled to wear their Association (white) uniforms and the Hawks their Icon uniforms (red) for this game.

(NBA LockerVision)

So were the Thunder actually wearing the wrong jerseys?

Either way, thanks, Thunder, for saving everyone’s eyes and changing into your home whites. 

It turned out the wardrobe change didn’t faze OKC on the court. It rolled to a 118-109 win.

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