NEW YORK – To commemorate NBA fans and players across Latin American and U.S. Hispanic communities, the league is celebrating its 17th annual Noches Éne•Bé•A (eh-nay-bay-ah) Latin Nights program throughout the month of March. From March 1-15, players will wear celebratory warmup shirts and the league will launch Noches Éne•Bé•A-themed merchandise, while teams will host community activities and recognize the local Hispanic community with in-arena elements and festivities at select games throughout the month.
Noches Éne•Bé•A 2023 will include the following:
• All 30 NBA teams wearing specially designed Fanatics-branded Noches Éne•Bé•A warmup shirts during the first two weeks of March.
• Key Nationally Televised Games featuring Noches Éne•Bé•A Promotion:
March 5: Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks on ABC (1:00 p.m. ET); Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on ABC (3:30 p.m. ET)
March 11: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors on ABC (8:30 p.m. ET)
March 13: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks on ESPN (7:30 p.m. ET); Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors on ESPN (10:00 p.m. ET)
March 22: Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks on ESPN (7:30 p.m. ET); Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers on ESPN (10:00 p.m. ET)
• Team nights and community activities, which include culturally-relevant musical performances from Latin American artists, in-language digital content, events and special giveaways (subject to change without notice):
March 1: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets
March 3: Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets
March 5: Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers; Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
March 9: Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers
March 11: Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic
March 13: Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat
March 14: Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards
March 15: Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls; Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
March 19: Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs
March 24: Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks
March 25: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns
March 26: San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics
March 28: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks
March 29: Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
March 30: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets
March 31: New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
CHA: The Charlotte Hornets will host Somos Los Hornets night on March 3 vs. the San Antonio Spurs, featuring a wide range of in-arena elements that celebrate Noches Éne•Bé•A including Spanish graphics and Swarm Squad signs, photo opportunities, and videos. Additionally, the celebration will include Latin dance performances by the Honey Bees & Hive Hip Hop crew, Latin-themed food options and a halftime performance from a local Latin music artist.
CHI: The Chicago Bulls will host Los Bulls night on March 15 presented by United Airlines and will give away a deck of cards designed by Don C. and high-school students from a STEAM program in a predominantly Latino community. The team will also host a pregame party in Atrium featuring Latino DJs and Mariachi Sirenas will perform the National Anthem, while Univision radio personality Omarcillo will provide welcome and visitor introductions.
DAL: The Dallas Mavericks will host “Los Mavs Night” which will feature mariachi band and folklórico dance performances, in addition to a pregame festival presented by Ford.
GSW: Coinciding with Cesar Chavez Day, the Golden State Warriors will host Latino Heritage Night sponsored by Modelo on March 31. Throughout the evening, the team will recognize the local Latino community and honor the legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist.
PHX: As part of the Phoenix Suns’ “Chicano Night,” a local artist will sing the national anthem in Spanish ahead of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Additionally, the first 5,000 fans will receive an “EL VALLE” rally towel presented by Dos Equis and Mexican artist Natanael Cano will perform during halftime.
WAS: The Washington Wizards are celebrating “Noche Wizards” presented by Michelob ULTRA on March 14 vs. the Detroit Pistons with a pre-game performance from Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Georgetown and halftime performance from Pa’lante Dance Company, among other in-arena activations.
• The celebrations will be supported by original content on the league’s English and Spanish-language social media channels.