Bulls to wear special 'Los Bulls' uniforms Thursday

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 03/25/2009, 10:39am

The Bulls will don special “Los Bulls” uniforms Thursday against the Miami Heat to honor the team’s Hispanic fan base on “Latin Night” at the United Center.

The Bulls join eight other teams — the Lakers, Heat, Suns, Spurs, Mavericks, Rockets and Knicks — in holding such an event.

As part of Latin Night, player introductions will be presented in Spanish and traditional Latin dance and music performances will be featured during timeouts and halftime.

“Spanish-speaking people in Chicago make up a significant percentage of the Chicago population,” said Steve Schanwald, the Bulls’ executive vice president for business operations. “Accordingly, it makes good business sense to reach out and extend our hand to that community.

Latin Night is presented by the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operations Association.

Schanwald also said there was discussion of changing the name to “Los Toros” for the night, but that the league wanted to stick with “Los Bulls.”

Tickets for the game are still available at Bulls.com.

Below are the jerseys of the other teams participating in Noche Latina: