NBA ads on unis? This guy says who cares!

Posted: April 15, 2016 by jmklee in Uncategorized

The NBA are allowing ads on the uniforms and many of you are loosing your collective minds on social media and all I ask is why?

People and ESPN are pretending this is the first time this has ever happened in the US.

This is from an article on ESPN.com

The NBA announced Friday that the board of governors has approved a three-year pilot program to allow teams to sell a corporate logo on their jerseys.

Teams can now start pitching companies on buying a 2.5-by-2.5-inch space as the NBA becomes the first of the four major U.S. sports leagues to put ads on regular game-day jerseys. NBA teams had been wearing advertising logos on practice jerseys.

I have a couple bones to pick.

ducksLet’s start here.  The NBA is not the first league to do this.  The NHL has a franchise that is nothing more than one huge advertisement for the love of God.  Now I’m sure most people day just see the Ducks as another hockey team but when it started there was no confusing this from the movie Mighty Ducks.  The only thing they didn’t do was make Emilio Estevez take face offs and have Charlie Conway teach Teemu Selanne the famed Triple-deke.

hickSecond, this is not the pilot.  This years Pacers were the pilot.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the Hickory uniforms but let’s not believe for one second this was not one huge advertisement.  These are not throwbacks from the ABA days this was a throwback to a mythical team loosely based on the Milan HS team given to us by Angelo Pizzo, Hemdale Pictures and Orion Pictures.

But really who cares if NBA uniforms have 2.5 x 2.5 inch patches on them.  Is it really going to effect the amount of time I watch?  (Is it possible to watch less than zero?)  Probably not and I’m sure it will not make you watch any less either.

You never know, it might be a good thing.  Where would the Bears be without Chico’s Bail Bonds?

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Probably not poppin beers with cool kids like Kelly Leak.  You can bet on that.  And would Rocky have ever had a chance to go the distance with the Champ if it wasn’t for Shamrock Meats?

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Not a chance. So before you go rushing out to social media yelling and screaming that your beloved team is going to start looking like Ricky Bobby or any other NASCAR driver.  (he is a real driver right?)  Take a deep breath and relax because at the end of the day does it really matter?  Nope, the NBA will still suck.

 

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