Los Spurs. El Heat. Los Suns. Los Mavs.
Now add the Orlando Magic to the list of NBA teams reaching out to their Hispanic and Latino communities.
The team will wear jerseys emblazoned “El Magic” for three home games, starting Thursday vs. Oklahoma City. Here’s a look at it:
Of course, the jersey is not entirely grammatically correct. Although the team’s nickname should stand and not translate, the phrase “the magic” is written and said, “la magia” in Spanish.
The Magic will also wear the jerseys Mar. 19 vs. Los Toros and Mar. 21 vs. Los Soles. For you unilingual folk, that’s the Bulls and the Suns, whose Spanish jerseys read, “Los Suns” when they should read, “Los Soles.”
By that time, Magic fans may be wondering, “¿Por qué no podemos comerciar Dwight Howard? Él no se va a quedar.”
Which is Spanish for,”Why didn’t we trade Dwight Howard? He’s not staying.”