In the spirit of Black History Month, the Texas Legends have partnered with The Antonio Johnson Show and 855 Dry Quick to announce “Black History Night with the Legends.” The night will feature one-of-a-kind jerseys, as well as appearances by such notables as 1986 Slam Dunk Champion Spud Webb, and Basketball Hall of Famer Marques Haynes.
“We are very excited to partner with the Legends for this historic night,” commented Antonio Johnson. “With individuals such as Spud Webb and Marques Haynes present, this will be a special evening. We are excited to honor other members of the community during the game, and continue this partnership for years to come.”
The Legends will wear customized jerseys celebrating the night. Select jerseys will be available via a silent auction during the game, with all proceeds going back to charity. As part of the festivities of the night, five local pastors will be selected to participate in a half-court shot contest for $10,000. The pastors include: Bishop David E. Martin of Gospel Tabernacle, Bishop Reginald Jordan of Inspiring Temple of Praise, Pastor Tommy L. Brown of Ervay Cedar Baptist Church, Pastor Patrick McGrew of Higher Praise Family Church, Pastor Marcus King of Johnson Chapel Community Church.
The Legends will face the Canton Charge, an affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9. The game will be broadcast on KTXA Ch. 21.