The NBA will once again celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the San Antonio Spurs will be sporting new-look jerseys to commemorate the event.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced plans for the league’s eighth annual Latin nights program titled Noches éne•bé•a (eh-nay-bay-ah), which will feature seven commemorative games and celebrate the growing support of NBA fans and players across Latin American and U.S. Hispanic communities.
The Noches éne•bé•a games, four of which will air nationally on ABC, TNT, and NBA TV, will include special telecasts, in-arena festivities, and distinctive NBA team uniforms to be worn by six teams: Chicago Bulls (Los Bulls), San Antonio Spurs (Los Spurs), Phoenix Suns (Los Suns), Los Angeles Lakers (Los Lakers), Miami Heat (El Heat), and New York Knicks (Nueva York). Additionally, for the first time, all 30 NBA teams will wear specially-designed Noches éne•bé•a shooting shirts from adidas, the league’s official oncourt apparel provider, during the first two weeks of March.
In addition, seven-time NBA All-Star and U.S.-born Hispanic player Carmelo Anthony will tip off the festivities by appearing on the first éne•bé•a original TV spot to feature an NBA player.
Go to NBA.com to see the new jerseys.
@quixem Can we all just admit that they're soccer jerseys posing as NBA uniforms...
I'm all for celebrating but I still don't see how putting Los or El is really meaningful. Maybe if they had the full translation of Spurs... but this is like if Real Madrid in Spain decided to put "The" Real Madrid on their uniforms to appeal to American fans.
Big, if true. RT @callmesaffron: Can we all just admit that they're soccer jerseys posing as NBA uniforms...