It is rare for the NBA to get involved in the operations of its teams during a game, but a very awkward uniform snafu left him no choice.
The Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder spoke on Friday with both teams wearing their alternate uniforms, something other teams have done this season. What made it awkward was the actual color of the uniforms.
Hawks jersey color: red. Thunder jersey color: red-orange. The result: confusion for viewers watching from home, especially those with color blindness:
More that a few people on Twitter took note, and the case came to a head at half-time when the Thunder announced that they would be changing their uniforms. A team spokesperson blamed the Hawks for wearing the incorrect uniform colors, but said it would be the Thunder exchange jerseys because the Hawks only brought red uniforms with them.
From Thunder: “The Hawks wear the …
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