Could the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s third jersey be an alternate? A silly slip up by Michael Cage, an Oklahoma City color commentator for Fox Sports Oklahoma, that’s a distinct possibility.

When you link to that instagram, it has been edited to say only this:

Love the new Nike technology design Thunder uniforms for next season summer keeps getting better & better Nike makes its long awaited debut to the association you knew this partnership would eventually happen.”

It’s quite possible Cage misunderstood or accidentally said black instead of blue. He could have just misunderstood all together. However, a couple of things lead me to disagree with the notion he meant to say black instead of blue.

  1. If he was to say black instead of blue, he would have just edited out the word black. However, his entire post was changed.
  2. The rumor of a black uniform has been in talks for awhile. The NBA Store even had an Adidas version replica sold on their site.

What probably happened: Cage heard of a black alternate. He’s excited about it. Wasn’t supposed to say anything. He posted it and was told to edit his post. He did but hasn’t edited twitter for some reason.

It is also very possible the Thunder aren’t doing a black alternate and that’s another reason for the edit. Either way, the Thunder should do it. It would look fire as the kids say.

Here are a couple of bad photoshops if the Thunder were to go black alternates:

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