Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The Delaware 87ers do, thanks to some super “coral” uniforms inspired by everyone’s favorite yellow sponge. The Philadelphia 76ers’ G League team sported a “SpongeBob Squarepants”-themed ensemble during Wednesday’s game as part of their Nickelodeon Night—and social media couldn’t get enough of the hilarious getup.
The uniform features a yellow jersey that resembles a sponge and shorts that include elements of SpongeBob’s iconic pants (square shape not included). The Delaware 87ers kept up the SpongeBob theme on their Twitter throughout the evening, having fun by tweeting Spongebob gifs and photos.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 2, 2018
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 3, 2018
According to USA Today, this isn’t the first outrageous uniform design the 87ers have had. Last month, they hosted Star Wars Night and donned BB-8 uniforms, while they wore pink Power Ranger uniforms for another Nickelodeon Night. But don’t worry, the silly designs have a serious purpose: the themed nights and jerseys benefit various organizations and charities.
Tonight, the uniforms “will be autographed and auctioned off to fans postgame,” according to the team’s official Twitter profile. The proceeds will be donated to CHILD, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that supports troubled or neglected children and works with families who have been affected by domestic violence.
Take a look at how social media reacted to the “SpongeBob Squarepants”-inspired uniforms below:
Social Media Reacts to the Delaware 87ers’ Spongebob Uniforms
suddenly a fan of the 76ers G league team https://t.co/HMtflQnBJ0
— Jake Anderson (@JAnderson_85) January 3, 2018
This is everything right now https://t.co/C5fHYvdkYn
— Jeremy Long (@TheWarWeekly) January 3, 2018
Basketball has peaked https://t.co/Rb25rPjDRO
— Wes Law™ (@SirWestonLaw) January 3, 2018
If you think I’m gonna get excited about a bunch of grown ass Men hooping as SpongeBob, you’re absolutely right https://t.co/Q9LKqo86p8
— Desmond Mandell (@DesMan83) January 2, 2018
I NEED IT! pic.twitter.com/2JuBvxQKPR
— Preston (@_WarrenP_) January 2, 2018
This is the greatest uniform of all time https://t.co/sg3JTVlH01
— john (@Johnnybednar_) January 4, 2018
pretty cool idea https://t.co/pYNcYtBtmr
— tn (@toon_btw) January 4, 2018
sO OF cOUrse thEY HaVe spoNGEbOB uNIFoRmS https://t.co/fH5MGvWcEq
— Greg Brzozowski (@GregABCColumbia) January 2, 2018
Thee best uniforms I’ve EVER seen https://t.co/VwD4ZUJ9jw
— Carter Grimes (@CarterGrimes22) January 2, 2018
What are your thoughts on the 76ers’ G League team’s “SpongeBob Squarepants”-inspired uniforms? How do you feel about their Nickelodeon night? Sound off in the comments section below!
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Author: Erica Abbott