76ers’ G League team to wear SpongeBob SquarePants-themed unis (pic)
The Delaware 87ers — the G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers — will wear SpongeBob SquarePants-themed uniforms against the Erie Bayhawks for the team’s Nickelodeon Night on Wednesday.
Soak in the New Year with SpongeBob Squarepants as the @Sevens & @ReyboldGroup celebrate Nickelodeon Night on Jan. 3! Ticket sales and jersey auction to benefit CHILD, Inc. :: TIX: https://t.co/IrWecgtHAk pic.twitter.com/vw7aCPkclh
— Delaware 87ers (@Sevens) December 30, 2017
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out an image of the outrageous duds.
FIRST LOOK: 76ers G League team, @Sevens, wearing Spongebob uniforms for Nickelodeon Night tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Vs1xeipkvb
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 2, 2018
The 87ers noted in a Tweet Tuesday that the uniforms will be autographed and auctioned off for charity.
All player uniforms will be autographed and auctioned off to fans postgame, ALL proceeds to be donated to @childinc courtesy of @ReyboldGroup! https://t.co/xokK5V72bX
— Delaware 87ers (@Sevens) January 2, 2018
Minor league sports teams — especially in baseball — have transformed promotional nights into something of a surreal art form. The 87ers certainly accomplished as much with these Spongebob-inspired unis.