Brand logos will soon be allowed on NBA jerseys after team owners gave their seal of approval on transitioning into soccer’s money making territory.
According to Bloomberg, NBA owners have decided via a vote to put a 2.5 inch-by-2.5 inch advertisement patches on the front of NBA jerseys at the start of the 2017-18 NBA season to generate more revenue.
Nike will take over as the official jersey supplier at that point so all of the teams will have a Nike patch on their jerseys.
NBA jerseys will officially feature ads beginning in 2017-18. pic.twitter.com/A0O6iuzz6X
— Matt Dollinger (@matt_dollinger) April 15, 2016
The Charlotte Hornets will be the exception to the rule.
BREAKING: Adam Silver said it’s likely Hornets will have Brand Jordan logo on jerseys in 2017-18, not the Nike logo like rest of league.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 15, 2016
This is instead of the Hornets wearing the Crying Jordan meme as demonstrated here.
— Angry Man (@AngryBlkManDC) April 15, 2016
The Hornets are owned by Michael Jordan. Jordan the brand was born out of MJ’s deal with Nike. Jordan is a part of Nike, only cooler.
It’s been a long time since Nike has done anything really cool or innovative. However, Jordan is always putting out new stuff and teaming up with the hottest athletes and cultural influencers like Drake and Russell Westbrook.
By associating with Jordan instead of Nike, the Hornets are definitely the coolest team in the NBA, even if they are horrible.