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This Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks will make the New York Knicks Fear the Deer in Spanish, as they host Noche Latina at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The game, tipping off at 7 p.m., is part of the NBA’s 12th annual Noches éne•bé•a ("Latin nights") program, which takes place during the month of March and celebrates basketball fans, players and coaches across Latin American and U.S. Hispanic communities.
The Bucks’ game against the Knicks will feature Spanish-themed entertainment, giveaways and food options that reflect Hispanic culture throughout the night.
On Friday night, there will be DJ FantaZma, Afecto Norteno, Jonathon Martinez and the Mariachi Band Trio providing pregame entertainment throughout the arena concourses; local Telemundo news anchors making an introduction; $1 nachos all game long, courtesy of El Rey, as well as themed menus and drinks in club spaces; Spanish-speaking hosts, in-game features of local organizations making an impact in the Hispanic community and more.
In addition, the BMO Harris Bradley Center will display art crafted by Milwaukee students at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy and Journey House that incorporates the Hispanic Community in Milwaukee and "Los Bucks." The game against the Knicks will also be broadcast in Spanish on two Milwaukee Spanish radio stations: 93.7 Mas Variedad and 104.7 La Grand.
From March 1-10, all NBA 30 teams, including the Bucks on Friday, will be wearing special Noches éne•bé•a shooting shirts during games.
According to the team, fans who want to attend Noche Latina can get a special "Los Bucks" ticket package, which includes a ticket to the game and a limited-edition Los Bucks T-shirt made by local designers Milwaukee Rag, starting at $28. For more information on the Bucks’ Noche Latina, or to purchase a "Los Bucks" ticket package, visit bucks.com/nochelatina.
Bucks to broadcast last seven regular-season home games on Spanish radio: The Bucks on Wednesday announced that their final seven 2017-18 regular-season home games will be broadcast in Spanish on 93.7 FM Mas Variedad. Nestor Cobos and Andy Olivares, who will call each of the seven games for 93.7 FM Mas Variedad, will make their debut on Noche Latina.
This marks the third consecutive season that the Bucks have broadcast games in Spanish, with the seven games this season being the most the team has broadcast in a single season. In addition to Friday’s game against the Knicks, the Bucks will broadcast their home games on March 17 vs. Atlanta, March 21 vs. L.A. Clippers, March 25 vs. San Antonio, April 3 vs. Boston, April 5 vs. Brooklyn and April 9 vs. Orlando on 93.7 FM Mas Variedad.
Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.
After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like CBSSports.com, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.
Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.