Wishing for an Ad-Free Lakers Jersey? Too Late!

Two more NBA teams announced jersey advertising patches yesterday. Let’s start in L.A., where the Lakers have struck a deal with the e-commerce site Wish (which I had never heard of until yesterday, although I’m sure that says more about me than it does about Wish). Here’s how the patch will look on their . . . → Read More: Wishing for an Ad-Free Lakers Jersey? Too Late!

Golden State to Wear NBA’s Latest Badge of Shame

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The Warriors yesterday became the latest NBA team to add an advertising patch, as they announced a new deal with the Japanese tech company Rakuten.

The deal is notable for several reasons:

• The Warriors are the defending NBA champs, so anything they do carries extra weight.

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Pistons Announce Uni Ad; Thunder Latest to Unveil

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The Pistons yesterday became the 10th NBA team to have a uniform advertiser, as they announced a deal with Flagstar Bank. The bank is headquartered in the Detroit suburbs, so there’s a local connection.

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At Least One NBA Team Leaning Against Uni Ad Patch

There was a bit of excitement yesterday when people (including our own Mike Chamernik) noticed that Thunder beat reporter Erik Horne had been asked on Twitter if the team would be wearing an advertising patch this year and answered, “No.” That seemed to be the first confirmed case of a team in the “No . . . → Read More: At Least One NBA Team Leaning Against Uni Ad Patch