(Disclaimer for Jews: I’m Jewish so I can say that.)
[ESPN] LAS VEGAS — The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay, commissioner David Stern announced Thursday night.
Stern met with the media after the Board of Governors held their annual summer meeting, and said the league is looking to add possibly $100 million in revenue by permitting small advertising patches on uniforms starting in the 2013-14 season.
“The view is that the teams would need a significant time; one, to sell the patch; and number two, for adidas to manufacture the uniforms, because the patch that would be on the players’ uniforms would also appear on the jerseys at retail,” said deputy commissioner Adam Silver, who is handling the uniform change.
Oh brother. This is scary. The court, the courtside promo boards, and the backboards. Not enough. More advertisements. More money. But putting the ads on jerseys is too much for me. This is beginning to ruin the sport, and NBA purists aren’t going to like this. 2012 ladies and gents…2012.
Soon the NBA is going to be like this…
…which might actually be better?