2014-2015 Delaware 87ers Schedule
The Delaware 87ers made their debut in the NBADL, the NBA's developmental league,
in 2013 and quickly began to show the locals in Newark, Delaware what the D-League is all about. Though we all know the NBA
is great too, one of the reasons it stays that way is because of the mega-talented players who you can find working on their
game in the developmental league, where the future stars begin to take their game to the next level. That definitely is the
focus of the 87ers, who have shown in a short period of time that the D-League is a place where you can find some unbelievable
basketball action from one game to the next.
Once the season gets rolling in the winter, the 87ers get to take on some
of the other prominent teams from around the league, giving them plenty of challenges as the 87ers look to make their mark.
Playing in the East Division, the 87ers had some great moments in their first season in the league, though they will be looking
to take the next step forward with their franchise. An affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, the 87ers have another roster
loaded with players who can do a little bit of everything on the hardwood, making their home court of Bob Carpenter Center
the place to be all season long.
Delaware 87ers Team Info
If you are curious to see who might make their
way up to the 76ers roster, or any other team in the NBA for that matter, then you are sure to want to get your hands on tickets
for the Delaware 87ers. Much like Minor League Baseball for the MLB, the D-League is where the next generation of NBA talent
competes in games that are filled to the brim with rim-rocking highlights that have become standard operating procedure. This
is some extremely high-caliber basketball and many of the best pro basketball players in the world can be found lighting up
the hardwood in the D-League. With the 87ers taking aim at the top of the conference this season, they'll definitely be a
team that you'll want to keep your eye on.
Pro Basketball Experience
Basketball has been gaining popularity
around the word for a reason, and part of that is because it is a phenomenal spectator sport. When these electrifying athletes
take to the court for a big game, you can count on there being an excellent buzz from the crowd that you're just not going
to find anywhere else – certainly not at home trying to catch the highlights on your fancy flatscreen. With the game
on the line and the fans at the edge of their seat in anticipation of an epic finale, this is a sport that gets taken to a
completely different level.
Delaware 87ers History
Previous to 2013, this franchise existed as the Utah
Flash from 2004 to 2011. As the Flash, the franchise was affiliated with the Utah Jazz, but in 2011 the Philadelphia 76ers
bought the team to become their affiliate and moved the team to Delaware, with the first season in their new home happening
in 2013-2014. A word play on the famous name of the 76ers, which celebrates the Declaration of Independence signing, the 87ers
points to the equally as important ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. With the 87ers heading into an exciting
new era of basketball that is sure to have some major thrills from one year to the next, Bob Carpenter Center will have some
amazing games as this team settles in with its growing fan base.
Delaware 87ers Trivia
Did you know that
Bob Carpenter Center also hosts preseason NBA games?
On the University of Delaware campus, the Bob Carpenter Center
has gained a reputation of being the place to be throughout the year, with a steady string of unbelievable events that provide
a little something for everyone. In addition to 87ers games, you might be able to catch a 76ers preseason game, a huge matchup
featuring the Blue Hens, a prominent speaking engagement, a comedy show or even a concert.
Delaware 87ers Fans
Carpenter Center, or 'The Bob' as University of Delaware students lovingly refer to it, is home to the Delaware 87ers. This
is a place that is known to be rocking when it comes to game time, whether it's a huge matchup featuring the 87ers or a game
between the Blue Hens and another opponent. Even though it's the talent on the court that gets fans into the stands, the excitement
level of the crowd completes the experience, and it won't take long to realize why the Bob Carpenter Center is a major part
of the local entertainment scene around Newark, Delaware. When the game is on the line and two talented teams are putting
on a show, you'll definitely be glad that you're not anywhere else.