ORLANDO, Fla. The uniforms arrived in time, black mesh with white stripes along the sides, the words "Oklahoma City" across the front of the jersey and atop a simple NBA logo.
Around the bench, there was barely any SuperSonics green or gold in sight.
And with that, Oklahoma City's latest NBA storyline got off to a simple start.
A week ago, these players would have been called the Seattle SuperSonics. Now, they're from Oklahoma City, nickname to be announced. And on Monday, in the first game of the Orlando summer league, the former Sonics franchise took its first steps along the road of relocation, in a glorified scrimmage for rookies and other young pros.
"It's all happened so fast," Oklahoma City rookie point guard Russell Westbrook said. "It's something you have to live with. It happened so fast. I'm very excited to be in the position I am now."
Oklahoma City lost its summer league opener to the Indiana Pacers 95-78. Earl Calloway scored 16 points and Andre Emmett had 15 for the Pacers, who scored the game's first eight points and never trailed.
But that's not why this game might be remembered.
Other than green trim on the sneakers of Westbrook and Ronald Dupree, and one person on the Oklahoma City bench wearing a pair of Seattle game trunks, the team bore no resemblance to the one that would have been here representing Seattle. Kevin Durant was there to cheer his quasi-teammates on, wearing a simple white T-shirt and the black shorts, not the Seattle gear that thousands of fans in the Pacific northwest bought over the past 12 months.
"Personally, I didn't think we would move this soon," Durant said. "I settled in Seattle, bought a house with my mom, we moved out there with my family. That was my home. But it's a part of the business. I'm looking forward to playing in a new city with new fans, and we'll see what happens."
Jeff Green took the first shot in Oklahoma City's history and clanged it off the rim 43 seconds after tipoff. Maybe it was fitting that he took the first shot, since he took 749 for the SuperSonics last season and the other four starters with him Monday have exactly 29 shots in their NBA careers, all by Justin Williams, none of them for Seattle.
The first basket came 2:15 into the first quarter by D.J. White, who's probably looked at a fair bit of real estate around the country the last two weeks, considering he was drafted by Detroit, traded to Seattle and will play in Oklahoma City.
"Wherever we play," White said, "I think this is a great opportunity."