NBA owners approve use of ads on uniforms

The NBA has announced that the use of advertisements on jerseys has been approved by the owners and will debut in the 2017-18 season. The league’s announcement was posted to Twitter by Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated.

This can be viewed as a business decision on the NBA’s part, as teams are responsible for securing partnerships on their own, but still robs something of the game. NBA jerseys have never once had advertisements on there and though this could just be viewed as the next step forward in the evolution of the league, it is a thinly-veiled means of the owners pocketing more revenue.

Which is absolutely ridiculous. The NBA just inked a multibillion dollar TV deal with ESPN and Turner Sports, one that will make the salary cap rise tremendously in the coming years, so player salaries could be set to skyrocket. Simply put, this just looks like owner greed happening again.

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