NBA commissioner Adam Silver says jerseys will have sponsors soon
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NBA jerseys will have sponsor logos soon, according to the new commissioner

3/20/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

Feb 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during the NBA All Star Game commissioner press conference at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsIt was only a matter of time, really. If money is out there to be made, people will find it.

In this case, it's sponsor logos on NBA uniforms.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that it's most likely going to happen within the next five years or so.
 
"It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get that much closer to our fans and to our players. It gives us an opportunity just to have deeper integration when it comes to those forms of sponsorship."

This is commonplace in sports, between the D-League, overseas basketball leagues, the WNBA, soccer leagues, and many other professional sports leagues welcoming corporate logos on their uniforms.

Most of those sports, however, are minor leagues or overseas. Even the MLS, the biggest soccer league in the United States, is viewed as a non-major sport in the United States.

If the NBA adopts this plan, they will become the first major sports league in the United States to have corporate logos on their uniforms.

Do you think this is a good idea? There are certain uniforms that seem like they should remain untouched, but it looks like the commissioner is dead set on this idea.

Perhaps some companies can take the initiative and pay for logos to NOT appear on certain team jerseys.
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