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xabial
09-11-2013, 11:08 PM
Hey pro-hoops fan, wanna buy tickets to see the New York Boost Mobiles at Madison Square Garden when they take on the Boston Chipotles on Christmas Day?
Adam Silver, the deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the National Basketball Association, insists the NBA is "nowhere near the point where we’d eliminate team names" from jerseys in favor of branded uniforms, but that day could eventually come.

Silver spoke yesterday to the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit at The Paley Center for Media in Manhattan. He conceded that he and current commissioner, David Stern, disagreed on whether or not to place ads on players' game uniforms. While Stern opposed the move, Silver thinks it could significantly boost the number and type of brands that would be interested in supporting the league.

Though Silver is expected to eventually take Stern’s role in 2014, don’t expect him to implement drastic changes; he implied that a transition of that magnitude would be a gradual process.
Silver suggested that we could soon see the compromise of advertisements being installed on the court just as the NCAA and NHL do. If brands do begin to appear on jerseys, they won’t be the focal point of the design. “It’s a balance,” Silver said.
Silver spoke about how the 30 professional basketball teams under his jurisdiction balance acquiring talent with developing effective marketing campaigns, as well as how each works together to handle overall financial management and growth.
“Teams are trying to kill each other on the court,” Silver said. “But off the court they are sharing best practices.”


I don't mind more ads in the arena, but Ads on Jerseys no matter how balanced they are :puke:

Thoughts? Could be Commissioner Silver's first real "change" from the Stern era.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2013/09/10/nbas-adam-silver-talks-branding-at.html

John Walls Era
09-12-2013, 01:47 AM
It'll look weird at first, but everyone will get use to it. Some of the branded soccer jerseys are actually really nice.

Sadds The Gr8
09-12-2013, 02:25 AM
It'll look weird at first, but everyone will get use to it. Some of the branded soccer jerseys are actually really nice.

yea exactly how I feel. I'm really gonna hate it at first tho.

BirdIsTheWord
09-12-2013, 03:48 AM
It's only a matter of time.

PurpleLynch
09-12-2013, 06:08 AM
For me is not a problem,I'm used to soccer,they all have sponsors on the jersey. But I understand that in Usa you are used to the simple jersey and personally I love it. But it's matter of time,Nba is a buisness after all,like all modern sports.

NYKnickFanatic
09-12-2013, 08:40 AM
I would like it.

torocan
09-12-2013, 08:58 AM
Doesn't matter to me long as the ads are small and tasteful. IE, more like Soccer and Golf than Nascar...

Hellcrooner
09-12-2013, 09:50 AM
http://moviemystery.webs.com/MM-Capn-Weems-KeepUpGoodWork.jpg

NYKnickFanatic
09-12-2013, 10:14 AM
NBA Jerseys with Ads:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1119532!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/carmelo-anthony.jpg

http://elitedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/elite-daily-lebron-james-jersey-ad.jpg

http://www.5thquartermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/nba-ads1.png

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTMWkKnFCkeIfVMkYgBGyWmI_gWYhPSG D57XAJF939cAxWTPvmwvQ

therealwd27
09-12-2013, 10:33 AM
NBA Jerseys with Ads:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1119532!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/carmelo-anthony.jpg

http://elitedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/elite-daily-lebron-james-jersey-ad.jpg

http://www.5thquartermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/nba-ads1.png

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTMWkKnFCkeIfVMkYgBGyWmI_gWYhPSG D57XAJF939cAxWTPvmwvQ

I get what you did there with Lebron maybe make one with Kay Jewelers or Zales for Melo and Knicks, closest they will get to wearing a ring

NYKnickFanatic
09-12-2013, 11:32 AM
I get what you did there with Lebron maybe make one with Kay Jewelers or Zales for Melo and Knicks, closest they will get to wearing a ring

:laugh2: You're probably right. Touche.

And you act like I made those, I just googled them. It's all jokes, no need to get serious.

rockets-fan
09-12-2013, 11:36 AM
I get what you did there with Lebron maybe make one with Kay Jewelers or Zales for Melo and Knicks, closest they will get to wearing a ring

Ouch!

therealwd27
09-12-2013, 04:03 PM
:laugh2: You're probably right. Touche.
And you act like I made those, I just googled them. It's all jokes, no need to get serious.

Lol sorry bro, just all the heat hate gets frustrating. Should be a good year though hope Amare can actually stay healthy Knicks need him

RollingWave
09-14-2013, 01:18 AM
The NBA could stand much to gain from taking a few lesson from local beer league yes ;)

It won't happen, but I kinda want it to for the giggles for the inevitable many inappropriate (or over appropriate) stuff like those Rogaine on Lebron things ;) or Red Bull on a lot of those energy players in the NBA.