Commissioner (and sports governing wizard) Adam Silver is back at it again folks. According to reports, NBA owners voted to approve uniform advertising for the 2017-2018 season last night.
This was a deal brokered and spearheaded by the commish himself, proving yet again that he is the Voldemort of the sports industry, both in progressiveness and appearance.
According to the GOAT squid Darren Rovell, and everyone’s favorite fat man Brian Windhorst, the proposal will allow teams to keep 50% of the sponsorship money from the jerseys ads directly, while the other half will be added to league revenue sharing (for all teams). Ads will be placed in a 2.5-by-2.5-inch patch on the left shoulder.
Commish Silver is what we at the No Filter Network like to call “THE BIG HOMIE.” Dude is two steps ahead of every other commissioner, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will be driving the NBA gravy train straight to the fucking moon. The league is already set to take on a historic cap spike over the next two seasons thanks to a mega TV deal. Now factor in an influx of potentially millions more attributable to jersey ads, and you can comprehend why organizations such as the Los Angeles freakin’ Clippers sell for 2 BILLION DOLLARS!
The NBA is already a cash cow, and this is just the beginning. Bold prediction: In 10 years the NBA will be far and away the pinnacle sports product in the United States. The financial progress the league has made domestically along with the popularity it has gained abroad is staggering. With the MLB stuck in the stone age, the NHL and Gary Bettman unable to get out of their own way, and Roger Goodell leading the NFL straight into the shitter, the time is NIGH for the Big Homie Silver to declare world domination.
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