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dc5jdm
07-20-2012, 02:47 AM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/network/network-article.aspx?articleid=691285

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8182973/nba-adds-three-additional-uses-instant-replay-2012-13-season

You guys have probably seen this while surfing. PSD. So what do you guys think about all of this? I personally don't want my favorite team with a jack in the box or chevron logo stamped on there.:mad:
I understand its a business and I hope only the bottom feeders who can't make profit take this route. Can a mod help put a poll asking whether its a good idea to have logos or not?

JeffG20
07-20-2012, 02:52 AM
as long as the game is entertaining, i dont care if they advertise KY jelly on the jerseys

Aust
07-20-2012, 02:58 AM
Wasn't there already a thread on this???

OT: HELL to the NO

--23--
07-20-2012, 03:06 AM
i do not like the idea of having advertisements on nba jerseys.

dc5jdm
07-20-2012, 03:07 AM
There's was a thread a while back but I thought il go back to this since its so close to happening. Might aswell be named the Boston bimbo or the Miami (Kraft) cheese.

PleaseBeNice
07-20-2012, 03:07 AM
A thread about a thread about this. Weird.

bholly
07-20-2012, 03:32 AM
A thread about a thread about this. Weird.

A poster who didn't read the thread. Not that weird.

general_tso
07-20-2012, 03:47 AM
I would accept this in return for no commercials the way soccer is. Basketball is overriden with tv timeouts to the point where it ruins the game.

thekmp211
07-20-2012, 03:49 AM
I would accept this in return for no commercials the way soccer is. Basketball is overriden with tv timeouts to the point where it ruins the game.

this is the only way it makes sense. and if they share the added revenue with small and mid market teams

Mousedog332
07-20-2012, 03:50 AM
This is a dumb idea. Obviously they just want more money i just think its going to look ********.

dc5jdm
07-20-2012, 03:53 AM
This is dumb, I cheer and support my team not businesses. Hopefully its optional and the Lakers don't become the los angeles Lakers/time Warner

Mousedog332
07-20-2012, 03:55 AM
I hope the NFL and MLB dont do this too.

thekmp211
07-20-2012, 03:59 AM
This is dumb, I cheer and support my team not businesses. Hopefully its optional and the Lakers don't become the los angeles Lakers/time Warner

why does what their jersey looks like change anything

Monta is beast
07-20-2012, 04:33 AM
why does what their jersey looks like change anything

It just does. There's no real reason, but it looks dumb, it's obviosuly not for the fans, and it takes some of the style away from the game.

thekmp211
07-20-2012, 04:36 AM
It just does. There's no real reason, but it looks dumb, it's obviosuly not for the fans, and it takes some of the style away from the game.

if soccer fans all around the world can cope with it, i feel like we'll be alright.

i also don't think big market teams with established brands would have to do it. t-wolves and bobcats jerseys? i don't like them anyway.

it'll be interesting to see if it actually happens.

3ballbomber
07-20-2012, 05:22 AM
Wack!

Aust
07-20-2012, 06:29 AM
It'll show that the NBA owners are greedy toolbag sellouts. In the end, money always trumps integrity, even if it's unecessary.

shen
07-20-2012, 06:46 AM
I don't care about the game jerseys as not exactly watching jerseys that closely. What pisses me off is that these adds will be on the jerseys fans buy, thats just BS.

Slug3
07-20-2012, 09:59 AM
why does what their jersey looks like change anything

Because instead of only a Lakers and NBA logo on a jersey (or any other team), it will be a Laker, NBA and then some damn advertisement....... and whats to keep these owners from selling more sections of the jersey? Are we goign to start looking like the MMA fighters where they have a cluster of brands on their shorts?

njnets
07-20-2012, 11:36 AM
I'm not big into buying jerseys but I want some a nets jersey. Does merchandise have the ads or just in game jerseys? Idk much about the whole soccer and their ads thing

Corey
07-20-2012, 11:46 AM
I honestly dont mind. It's a business.

Patches / logos on jerseys aren't going to change the game at all, so it really doesn't bother me.

LongIslandIcedZ
07-20-2012, 11:48 AM
It makes the NBA money and affects me in no way whatsoever. I'm not buying an NBA jersey anytime soon lol. Doesnt bother me.

shen
07-20-2012, 11:54 AM
I'm not big into buying jerseys but I want some a nets jersey. Does merchandise have the ads or just in game jerseys? Idk much about the whole soccer and their ads thing

NBA said that they will be having the ad's on the jerseys fans buy.

I Rock Shaqs
07-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Suprised nobody made an O.J mayo joke about food lol.

Hellcrooner
07-20-2012, 12:30 PM
well, it will help some of the worst franchise to make some more money.
And in the end is just a first step to make american sports just like sports are in the rest of the world .
Free Market is waiting on the corner :D

Algmuskrats
07-20-2012, 03:19 PM
If advertisement gets onto MLB Jerseys, I'll be pissed.

Toastyy
07-20-2012, 04:08 PM
That's stupid, they make enough money they shouldn't ruin the jerseys for more, that's pathetic

Toastyy
07-20-2012, 04:11 PM
well, it will help some of the worst franchise to make some more money.
And in the end is just a first step to make american sports just like sports are in the rest of the world .
Free Market is waiting on the corner :D

The rich will just get richer, the big market teams will end up getting more money for advertisement then the small ones

Hellcrooner
07-20-2012, 04:15 PM
The rich will just get richer, the big market teams will end up getting more money for advertisement then the small ones

Not necesarily, since there is a draft.

Cavs would have made MORE money for the endorsement than any other team when they had Lebron.

phlp_bj
07-20-2012, 06:37 PM
http://whatdoumeme.com/media/created/otlfaw.jpg

Aust
07-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Because instead of only a Lakers and NBA logo on a jersey (or any other team), it will be a Laker, NBA and then some damn advertisement....... and whats to keep these owners from selling more sections of the jersey? Are we goign to start looking like the MMA fighters where they have a cluster of brands on their shorts?

This is what I'm afraid of. First it's the shoulders, and then they continue making more and more additions until the jersey is cluster :censored: with :censored: ads.

The league can apparently make 100-200m extra by doing this, but they still gotta split that revenue which isn't really that much unless they expand from the shoulders..

Lake_Show2416
07-20-2012, 06:59 PM
its a complete sell out of the league, mayb summer league but i dont wanted to see any ads anywhere inside the court while i watch a game

HoodedSB
07-20-2012, 07:00 PM
I would accept this in return for no commercials the way soccer is. Basketball is overriden with tv timeouts to the point where it ruins the game.

Soccer doesn't have clock stoppages other than at the half...it has nothing to do with the advertisements on their jerseys.

Shareeb_omac2
07-20-2012, 07:02 PM
I don't know why but I will honestly hate this if it happens.

HesterJordan23
07-20-2012, 07:12 PM
theres no reason for it.. these greedy bastards already advertise every 2 seconds between any time they can get there hands on.. personally i think its a sell out and it will look awful.. theres a reason why the nfl nba nhl mlb dont do it because they shouldnt have to they already make enough money

Aust
07-20-2012, 07:43 PM
The Summer league is as far as I'd be willing to take it

zB_#85
07-20-2012, 07:58 PM
please everyone join me in a boycott of jersey sales if/when this happens. not only is it opening the door for the jerseys to eventually look like **** (it starts with 1 2x2 ad, then they continue to add more and more) but it's also going to force the next lockout.

Think about it, if Kobe has a Vitamin Water endorsement and Gatorade is selected as the Lakers jersey sponsor it's pretty likely Kobe loses his Vitamin Water endorsment. This is going to take away from player endorsements and piss them off. This will lead to an issue. Players will want their endorsements back, owners are going to want to continue to sell jersey space.

I don't feel a bit sorry for owners.If they are pleading that they are losing money, tough tittie. I am a middle class citizen who has to manage my money. You, Mr Michael Jordan, are overpaying the **** out of guys like Corey Magette (Nets $12m to Humphries, Rockets $14m to Lin in year 3). Owners, try being responsible with your money and the contracts you hand out first, then maybe I'll be a bit more forgiving of advertisements as a last resort.

Furthermore, are season ticket prices going to go down? NBA league pass cheaper? Hot dogs and beer not $10 a pop? Oh, NO? Then why the hell would I give the NBA my money to buy a cluttered jersey if the savings aren't being passed on to me?

Everyone, even if they just start with a 2x2 patch and it doesn't look so bad please don't buy jerseys if you're against advertising on them. It's about setting the example and nipping this right away before it gets out of control and we're looking at players who are human billboards. This is just the start and if we support it it's going to get out of control.

Aust
07-20-2012, 08:44 PM
I wouldn't touch an nba jersey if they did this. I'd just nab myself a un-logo'd hat or shirt or badass sweater

Kinglorious
07-20-2012, 08:46 PM
No, no, no, and no again. **** advertisements. There's enough commercial time for all of them, I'm sure.

Stress
07-20-2012, 09:13 PM
Pathetic.
I refuse to wear NASCAR jackets because of all the advertising. They don't pay me.
I know for sure I would never wear an NBA jersey with an advertisement on it.
It makes the jerseys look cheap, as if they were given away on a promotional day.
I hope NBA jersey sales drop significantly.

I refuse to spend my money to advertise a company.

detzfish
07-20-2012, 09:57 PM
I wouldnt buy a jersey if this happens but it won't affect my opinion of the game. I typically buy 1 or 2 jerseys a year

mzgrizz
07-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Gross.......let Nascar and Golf have those dubious honors

rhino17
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
if soccer fans all around the world can cope with it, i feel like we'll be alright.


Soccer has no commercial breaks, there is a reason they do it. David Stern is just trying to double dip

JWO35
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
If its a small little patch(like how NCAA does the bowl games) why not?
But if the logo/logo name is basically bigger or as big as the Team's name on the jersey like the WNBA then no.

OT Thriller
07-20-2012, 10:10 PM
How can anyone be surprised by this? We live in a commercialized world where advertising constantly grows. Remember when stadiums had original names? Ever see a soccer jersey, a NASCAR, a WNBA jersey? Face it, the trend in sports is that teams want to make as much money as they can. If that means putting a sponsored company's logo on a jersey for millions of profitable dollars, you know Stern is going to jump at that.

10 years from now watch and see. Every professional sports team in the US will have their jersey commercialized. The NBA is taking the early steps to ensure my prediction. The NFL, MLB, NHL, etc will soon follow (although Selig right now says he won't).

avrpatsfan
07-20-2012, 10:32 PM
please everyone join me in a boycott of jersey sales if/when this happens. not only is it opening the door for the jerseys to eventually look like **** (it starts with 1 2x2 ad, then they continue to add more and more) but it's also going to force the next lockout.

Think about it, if Kobe has a Vitamin Water endorsement and Gatorade is selected as the Lakers jersey sponsor it's pretty likely Kobe loses his Vitamin Water endorsment. This is going to take away from player endorsements and piss them off. This will lead to an issue. Players will want their endorsements back, owners are going to want to continue to sell jersey space.

I don't feel a bit sorry for owners.If they are pleading that they are losing money, tough tittie. I am a middle class citizen who has to manage my money. You, Mr Michael Jordan, are overpaying the **** out of guys like Corey Magette (Nets $12m to Humphries, Rockets $14m to Lin in year 3). Owners, try being responsible with your money and the contracts you hand out first, then maybe I'll be a bit more forgiving of advertisements as a last resort.

Furthermore, are season ticket prices going to go down? NBA league pass cheaper? Hot dogs and beer not $10 a pop? Oh, NO? Then why the hell would I give the NBA my money to buy a cluttered jersey if the savings aren't being passed on to me?

Everyone, even if they just start with a 2x2 patch and it doesn't look so bad please don't buy jerseys if you're against advertising on them. It's about setting the example and nipping this right away before it gets out of control and we're looking at players who are human billboards. This is just the start and if we support it it's going to get out of control.
:clap:

You nailed it.

LakersIn5
07-21-2012, 12:16 AM
The rich will just get richer, the big market teams will end up getting more money for advertisement then the small ones

thats life

NoahH
07-21-2012, 03:09 AM
Its a 2.5x2.5 patch above the heart, not as crazy as Soccer ones so it isnt a big deal

Hellcrooner
07-21-2012, 03:14 AM
Its a 2.5x2.5 patch above the heart, not as crazy as Soccer ones so it isnt a big deal

Lol, its only the begining they probably know american people would be reticent to a giant Yellow M on the chest of a Bulls uniform so they will start slowly.


But in the end in some years the jerseys will look like they do in fiba basketball.

Tiny number,tiny nba logo, tiny logo of the team , giant Ad.

Some examples:

http://elprogreso.galiciae.com/arquivo/43398

http://www.corazonblanco.com/media/galeria/44/0/7/0/1/n_real_madrid_baloncesto-61070.jpg

http://arxiu.fcbarcelona.cat/web/thumbnails/514_372/Imatges/2010-2011/basquet/noticies/EUROLLIGA/TOP_16/MACCABI-FCB/2011-01-20_FCB_REGAL_-_MACCABI_TEL_AVIV_016.jpg

http://cdn.euroleague.net/rs/5149/56111b53-c236-44aa-a447-40f4f8703ee2/862bc26f1987726033774a39eaa2643a/rglang/en-US/filename/preston-shumpert-benetton-treviso.jpg

NoahH
07-21-2012, 03:16 AM
Lol, its only the begining they probably know american people would be reticent to a giant Yellow M on the chest of a Bulls uniform so they will start slowly.


But in the end in some years the jerseys will look like they do in fiba basketball.

Tiny number,tiny nba logo, tiny logo of the team , giant Ad.

Some examples:

http://www.corazonblanco.com/media/galeria/44/0/7/0/1/n_real_madrid_baloncesto-61070.jpg

http://arxiu.fcbarcelona.cat/web/thumbnails/514_372/Imatges/2010-2011/basquet/noticies/EUROLLIGA/TOP_16/MACCABI-FCB/2011-01-20_FCB_REGAL_-_MACCABI_TEL_AVIV_016.jpg

http://cdn.euroleague.net/rs/5149/56111b53-c236-44aa-a447-40f4f8703ee2/862bc26f1987726033774a39eaa2643a/rglang/en-US/filename/preston-shumpert-benetton-treviso.jpg
That's true. SMH ok boycott it is

EasternStar
07-21-2012, 03:31 AM
This video sums it all up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ

UPRock
07-21-2012, 03:46 AM
I don't like this at all.

Atl Bill
07-21-2012, 04:16 AM
don't have a say in it. Stern knows how important it is to market his brand as a brand ambassador for other markets. Capitalize on deals n sign long term deals blocking any other advertisement in any other sport. Since they are pioneering it. Don't allow for the NFL, MLB, to not pay them for taking this step. Make contracts that stipulate advertisers from marketing in the NFL, MLB or tell them to pay up, and by pay up i mean big time to the nba for taking this added adversity to its brand.

tcav701
07-21-2012, 01:58 PM
And the NBA keeps selling its dignity and tradition.

What an embarrassing message to send to your consumers.

knicks4life33
07-21-2012, 07:07 PM
what is the nba not nascar now ! This isnt euro league.

nuggetsyankees
07-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Why couldn't they just treat it like the NFL and just get their jerseys sponsored by Nike, Adidas, etc...would still make profit and the jerseys would still be sellable and would actually look appealing, a nike logo on an NBA jersey would do no wrong

Wade>You
07-22-2012, 01:02 AM
David Stern and now Adam Silver are killing this league.

episodenone
07-22-2012, 08:29 AM
horrible idea. no no and no. i blame david stern -- i am so sick of him

episodenone
07-22-2012, 08:30 AM
Why couldn't they just treat it like the NFL and just get their jerseys sponsored by Nike, Adidas, etc...would still make profit and the jerseys would still be sellable and would actually look appealing, a nike logo on an NBA jersey would do no wrong

i am pretty sure this is not even close to what they are taking about. nba jerseys already have a logo on them -- not advertisements

Cracka2HI!
07-22-2012, 02:07 PM
If it stays a small patch or 2 it could be cool. If the Clippers have a dude behind bars and it says Pablo's bail bonds instead of the team name on the front of the jersey I have a problem with it.

Kyle N.
07-25-2012, 01:02 PM
It's funny that people people are so opposed to having a sponsored logo on the jerseys but will happily waste HOURS of their lives staring at commercials. Think about that.

KingsPhillies
07-25-2012, 01:07 PM
It's funny that people people are so opposed to having a sponsored logo on the jerseys but will happily waste HOURS of their lives staring at commercials. Think about that.

That's what a DVR is for.

Personally, I don't mind too much as long as there is only one, and it stays small and unobtrusive. Then again, the Maloofs do own our favorite team, so they'll probably manage to completely screw this up, just like everything else.

braveniler58
07-25-2012, 04:41 PM
I watch the WNBA. Half the teams there have advertisements on their jersey. After a while, it doesn't even bother me. I don't notice them.

This isn't a big deal; you'll barely even notice them.

MintBerryCrunch
07-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Don't get why people care

Apophis
07-25-2012, 04:55 PM
I honestly dont mind. It's a business.

Patches / logos on jerseys aren't going to change the game at all, so it really doesn't bother me.

I agree.. It actually doesnt bother me at all.. Its not like they cant sell the Jerseys to the fans without those advertisements... and I think that would depend on the team as well... I dont see large Market teams doing it... but this will actually help out the small market teams... so I would support it..

JWO35
07-25-2012, 05:00 PM
This, yes: http://www.brobible.com/files/uploads/made/files/uploads/images/sports/NBA/enhanced-buzz-2319-1342796547-5_640_465_s_c1_center_top_0_0.jpeg

This, No: http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1119532.1342940381!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/carmelo-anthony.jpg

Hellcrooner
07-25-2012, 05:12 PM
This, yes: http://www.brobible.com/files/uploads/made/files/uploads/images/sports/NBA/enhanced-buzz-2319-1342796547-5_640_465_s_c1_center_top_0_0.jpeg

This, No: http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1119532.1342940381!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/carmelo-anthony.jpg

the second one is not what it will look like.

Try putting the 7 in the right arm and replace the big 7 in the middle with a big ad of whatever brand you want. , being knicks gatorade orange would look ok.

JWO35
07-25-2012, 05:16 PM
the second one is not what it will look like.

Try putting the 7 in the right arm and replace the big 7 in the middle with a big ad of whatever brand you want. , being knicks gatorade orange would look ok.

Yeah, something like this
http://leibold.com/boldpost_images/jersey_ads.jpg

Like you said, I wouldn't mind something like this...if it matches the team colors(like Gatorade & Knicks)

iliketurtles24
07-25-2012, 05:42 PM
Hmm, still no.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-25-2012, 05:45 PM
'Yo what the **** man! I'm here suppose to be watching the game but I'm paying attention to the small issue of advertisements on their jersey instead just so I can find something to complain about.'

blastmasta26
07-25-2012, 05:47 PM
I would accept this in return for no commercials the way soccer is. Basketball is overriden with tv timeouts to the point where it ruins the game.
Agree with this. However, if they do place ads on jerseys, I doubt they would remove TV commercials. They will look to make as much money as possible.