Alley-oops: NBA to allow ads on jerseys starting in 2017
April 15, 2016 - Uncategorized
The Chicago Red-Bulls? The Houston SpaceX Rockets? How about the New York Knicks, brought to you by Showtime?
All those terrible pun ideas and many more are now on the table.
NBA owners have finally approved putting ads on jerseys, the culmination of years spent considering the move.
Don’t freak out just yet. There’s not going to be any gigantic ads (at least for now). Each team’s jersey will have a patch that is about 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
The ads will start showing up in the 2017-18 season and are planned to last for three years under a pilot program. The league will then be able to consider whether to continue having ads on the jerseys. Read more…