Several times, I have seen several NBA teams wear jerseys that say, "Los Lakers," "El Heat," and "Los Spurs" for example.

El Heat vs. Los Spurs

What is the motivation behind why NBA teams wear spanish jerseys?


Noche Latina, established during the 2006-2007 season, is a program by the NBA to celebrate Latin heritage for fans and players in Hispanic and Latin American communities.

Each season, selected NBA games contains Latin-themed activities, advertisements, and merchandise among other things in honor of "Noche Latina."

Teams who play in "selected NBA games" wear Spanish jerseys as part of the "Noche Latina" program.