Teams Celebrate Their Past With NBA Hardwood Classics Nights
Posted Dec 1 2005 11:43AM
Teams Honor Their History with Retro Uniforms and Special Events
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2005 – The NBA and its teams will celebrate the past with a series of retro games titled NBA Hardwood Classics Nights for the fifth consecutive season. As part of their celebration, 11 teams will honor their history by commemorating specific historical events and milestones, the history of basketball in their city, or legendary teams and players by wearing uniforms from each decade of the NBA’s history, as well as having special ceremonies, in-arena entertainment and promotions.
NBA Hardwood Classics Nights will tip-off December 4. There will be a total of 52 games scheduled; 16 of the 52 games will feature both teams wearing their HWCN uniforms; 16 of the 52 games will be televised on either ABC, ESPN, TNT or NBATV.
During the 2005-2006 regular NBA season, the following 11 teams will participate in NBA Hardwood Classic Nights:
Last season fourteen teams hosted NBA Hardwood Classics Nights games. Highlights included the Philadelphia 76ers honoring the 50th Anniversary of its 1954-55 NBA Champion Syracuse Nationals and the Sacramento Kings celebrating 20 years in the city of Sacramento. Reebok is the exclusive supplier of the HWCN on-court merchandise providing the teams with uniforms, classic inspired warm-ups, shooting shirts, headbands and wristbands. Merchandise is available exclusively at the world’s only NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York, NBAStore.com and NBA team shops.