NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- Eight NBA teams will celebrate their history as part of a new NBA initiative called Hardwood Classics Nights starting this Sunday.  During the second half of the NBA regular season, each of the eight teams will recognize a significant player, team or milestone in its history that will include an in-arena ceremony, NBA legend participation and the teams wearing retro jerseys during the game.

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All-Stars Shawn Marion and Gary Payton, wearing 1968-69 uniforms of the Suns and Bucks, respectively.
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Following is a list of the Hardwood Classics Nights:

Sunday, Feb. 16 -- Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings pay tribute to the legendary Oscar Robertson as they host the San Antonio Spurs on a game broadcast by ABC.  During halftime, the Kings, who will wear the 1964-65 home uniforms of the Cincinnati Royals, will retire Robertson's jersey from that season and will name the winner of a new annual team award in his honor. 

Thursday, Feb. 20 -- New Jersey Nets
The Nets will honor the 1975-76 ABA Championship team in a home game against the Indiana Pacers in a game airing on TNT.  The Nets will wear the franchise's 1975-76 home uniforms.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the franchise in a home game against the Phoenix Suns.  The Bucks will wear the 1968-69 road uniforms and the Suns, who have a home game later in the schedule, will wear their 1968-69 home uniforms.

Friday, March 14 - Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers will honor the 20th Anniversary of the team that won the 1982-83 NBA title in a home game against the Portland TrailBlazers.  The Sixers will wear their 1982-83 road uniforms.

Monday, March 24 - Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns will celebrate the 35th year of the franchise during a home game against the Seattle SuperSonics.  Phoenix will wear their 1968-69 home uniforms.

Wednesday, March 26 - Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets will turn back the clock four times starting on Wednesday, March 26 against the Bucks.  The Nuggets will celebrate the team's history in games against the New York Knicks, which is scheduled to air on ESPN, on April 2, against the Suns on April 8 and against the Rockets on April 16.  The Nuggets will wear their 1989-90 home uniforms and honor some of the team's great players during these games.

Sunday, April 6 - Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets will honor their first Championship team in a home game against the Orlando Magic.  The Rockets will wear their 1993-94 road uniforms.

Wednesday, April 9 - Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards will honor the 1977-78 NBA title-winning team in a home game against the Boston Celtics.  The Wizards will wear their home uniforms from the 1977-78 season.

"The NBA has a rich heritage and it is important to honor the players and teams that helped lay the foundation for what the NBA has become today," said Tim Andree, Senior Vice President of NBA Communications.  "The retro theme of NBA All-Star 2003 is being extended to the Hardwood Classics Nights where we will celebrate the teams and players that are now NBA legends."

Reebok and Nike will support the Hardwood Classics Nights with jerseys and other related merchandise that will be available at The NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, at The NBA Store on NBA.com and at sports specialty retailers across the country.