Official Release | February 1, 2018


WILMINGTON, DE – FEBRUARY 1, 2018 – The Delaware 87ers today announced details of the team’s Black History Month celebration in partnership with the City of Wilmington.

At each of the team’s five home games this month, the City of Wilmington will honor a community leader with the honorary game ball presentation. Among the honorees is Paulette Sullivan-Moore, the first African American woman to be sworn into the Delaware Bar (1977), who will be recognized on Feb. 13 when the team takes on the Canton Charge at 6:30 p.m. All tickets purchased for this game using promo code MLK at will be discounted to $12 each and $5 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Walnut St. YMCA Black Achievers.

Sevens players will wear #NBAVoices warmups all month to celebrate Black History Month. Ambassador of Basketball Joe Richmond will appear on Facebook LIVE and 610 Sports Radio game broadcasts to speak on #NBAVoices and the role basketball has played in Black History.

NBA Voices is the NBA’s initiative to address social injustice, promote inclusion, uplift voices and bridge divides in our communities. It represents another step in the league’s ongoing work to bring people together and use the game of basketball to demonstrate the importance of values of equality, diversity and inclusion. NBA Voices will continue these efforts in a number of ways, including leading community conversations, supporting a network of community partners and through an interactive social media platform to amplify the voices who are making a difference.

The NBA Family is supporting the national dialogue on race and equality through league-wide efforts that bring people together, amplify the voices of fans and players, and take collective action toward concrete change.


The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.


The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.  NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.