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There were four NBA teams that did this last year: Los Lakers, El Heat, Los Suns, and Los Spurs. This season, four more have been added: Los Mavs, Los Rockets, Los Bulls, and Nueva York. In a study I read, it listed the percentage of fans that attend these teams' games that are hispanic. Much higher than I realized, actually:

Oddly enough, "El Heat" is my porno name.

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more importantly--is this the first time the lakers wore white for a non-sunday home game? i can't recall when they wore LOS LAKERS last year, and which uniform they used

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Ah well, the Celtics pander to my demographic day in and day out... Why not let the Lakers pander to someone too?

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There were four NBA teams that did this last year: Los Lakers, El Heat, Los Suns, and Los Spurs. This season, four more have been added: Los Mavs, Los Rockets, Los Bulls, and Nueva York. In a study I read, it listed the percentage of fans that attend these teams' games that are hispanic. Much higher than I realized, actually:

San Antonio - 57%

Miami - 44%

LA - 36%

Phoenix - 28%

New York - 24%

Houston - 20%

Dallas - 20%

Chicago - 18%

Across the league, 13% of all NBA fans at games are Hispanic, much higher (almost double) than the other three major sports, plus nascar, all which hover aroun 7%. I figured MLB figures would be higher.

I can vouch for San Antonio having a pretty big hispanic fanbase. I know when I was driving through there a couple of summers ago, they had billboard ads for the Spurs that were entirely in Spanish, and this was all over the city.

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Ah well, the Celtics pander to my demographic day in and day out... Why not let the Lakers pander to someone too?

They do? When did Boston add "na" to the front of their jerseys day in and day out? :P

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We talked about this in this thread:

http://boards.sportslogos.net/index.php?sh...=57267&st=0

Here was my contribution (I was just a baby on the boards then, only two months after I joined!!)

http://boards.sportslogos.net/index.php?s=...st&p=918540

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I'm with Gothamite unless someone can seriously convince me that you're not allowed to say a noun in Spanish with out an article.

I say The Lakers. They say Los Lakers, but the jerseys ought to just say Lakers.

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With the large Chinese presence in LA as well as the popularity of the NBA in China, maybe we'll get to see Lakers jerseys that say:

湖人

In Chinese, there are no articles, so there's no way they could get away with adding the Chinese equivalent of "the" to Lakers and calling it Chinese.

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INgame4.jpg

part of THIS

...which reminds me that i have a game or two more to do with that.

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Knicks are wearing their "NUEVA YORK" jerseys tonight against the Hawks

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For "international" I would think it would include more than just Spanish.

I would rather see a team do a week of all countries represented in the NBA or something more widespread than just the Latin demographic. Have a Russian night, Latin night, Chinese night, etc.

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They should just translate the team name. No article, when rendered in English, the article isn't there. It looks tacky, and in the way the NBA does it these days, tacked on.

GIGANTES and CERVECEROS are perfect examples of how to do a "latin night."

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Here's a list of NBA en Espanol nombres:

Avispones de Nueva Orleans

Barcos de Los Angeles

Caballeros de Cleveland

Calor de Miami

Celtas de Boston

Ciervos de Milwaukee

Cohetes de Houston

Espuelos de San Antonio

Gatos Montes de Charlotte

Guerreros del Estado de Oro

Halcones de Atlanta

Inconformistos de Dallas

Jazz de Utah

Lagodores de Los Angeles

Lobos de Arboles de Minnesota

Magia de Orlando

Magos de Washington

Pantalones de Nueva York

Pardos de Memphis

Pautadores de Indiana

Pepitos de Denver

Pioneros de Portland

Pistones de Detroit

Rapinadores de Toronto

Redes de Nueva Jersey

Reyes de Sacramento

Setenta y Seisadores de Philadelphia

Soles de Phoenix

Toros de Chicago

Trueno del Ciudad Oklahoma

Which ones will work, and which ones won't?

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"Inconformistos" is so cool, that the Mavericks should just become that full-time.

I don't wanna be a Pepito, which makes sense, since I wouldn't wanna be a Nugget either.

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If you're going to include the Bucks in this, you'd better find out the Spanish equivalent for "suck"

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If you're going to include the Bucks in this, you'd better find out the Spanish equivalent for "suck"

Why? It doesn't say that on their jerseys. Plus there are a lot of teams that suck more than the Bucks.

Los Spurs and Los Mavs wore their Spanish hybrid jerseys last week, to the disappointment of many.

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I know the Bulls are doing this with "Los Bulls" later on in the month, but I think if they just replaced the Bulls script with "Toros" it would be super badass. When teams throw in an "el" or "los", it comes off as blatantly racist to me. If it doesnt say the on the jersey, it shouldnt say Los. It should be whats on the jersey, but in spanish.

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Oddly enough, it seems from that list that every home game is Hispanic Heritage Night in Utah.

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Oddly enough, it seems from that list that every home game is Hispanic Heritage Night in Utah.

Maybe YOU'd like to try looking to find the Spanish word for Jazz! :wacko:

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