There’s the NBA, and then there’s the NBA’s Development League – a minor league owned by the National Basketball Association consisting of 22 teams with players looking to refine their skills in hopes of being called up to the NBA.
And on March 17, one of those teams, the Delaware 87ers, celebrated Nickelodeon Night by representing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
For the first time ever, a major league-associated sports team wore jerseys (seen above) designed to represent the original Mighty Morphin Pink Power Ranger. And immediately following the game, all jerseys were autographed and auctioned off with proceeds going towards the March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization supporting the health of mothers and children.
The night featured Power Rangers trivia throughout the arena, along with Power Rangers music jams and poster giveaways.
The game, featuring 3x NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson, saw 87ers go on to snap their 3-game losing streak with a mighty morphin 113-111 win over the Salt Lake City Stars.
The event was held at the Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, Delaware with an attendance of nearly 2,000 people.