Who Will Advertise on Your Favorite NBA Teams Jersey?

By Robbie Marbury
PSDC Staff

Last night it was announced that the NBA Board of Governors have approved advertising to be on NBA jerseys.  The NBA’s deputy commissioner, Adam Silver, said that the NBA would sell a patch on the shoulder, and that the NBA expects to add around $100 million in revenue from the advertising patches.

This got me to thinking, what would be the best advertising matches for each team?  Here are some of the hypothetical future ads for teams.

Los Angeles Lakers:  AARP

The Lakers have more players headed to retirement than most companies.  Kobe Bryant is 33 and Steve Nash is 38.  Those two would be great high-profile spokesmen for AARP.  The Lakers also have Pau Gasol, Steve Blake and Metta World Peace all over 30.  And Andrew Bynum already looks like a seven-foot version of Redd Foxx.

Houston Rockets:  Kelly Services

For those that don’t know, Kelly Services is one of the largest temp agencies in the United States.  The Houston Rockets are also one of the largest temp agencies in the United States, and definitely the largest temp agency in the NBA.  The Rockets have acquired approximately 78 PF/SF, and they are all for rent or sale for the low, low, low price of future draft picks, so Houston can try and get Dwight Howard.

Indiana Pacers:  Hay-U Hay Company

I think that this logo is a good representation of what most of the players drafted during the Larry Bird era would wear on an off day.

Sacramento Kings:  Morningside Recovery

Morningside is a mental health treatment center in California.  At first I was thinking this would be good just for DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and John Salmons, but I think it would also be helpful for the other players and coaches that have to deal with them on a regular basis.

Miami Heat:  Rogaine

Rogaine would have the America’s most famous balding man wearing their logo close to 100 games per year.  They would spend more money trying to get LeBron James to be a spokesperson then they would on buying ad space on the Heat jerseys.

Charlotte Bobcats:  Career Builder

Career Builder would work for themselves and for the Bobcats.  The Bobcats could use this partnership to get word out that they have an actual NBA team in Charlotte, and Career Builder is where they could go to find an application.  Plus, Charlotte would get paid; it’s a win-win in my book.

Minnesota Timberwolves:  Head & Shoulders

Ricky Rubio could be the NBA version of Troy Polamalu, with his boyishly good looks and flowing locks.  If Kevin Love would grow back that atrocious beard, there would be all kinds of commercial ideas.

Orlando Magic:  Big Brother Big Sister

Orlando Magic fans had to deal with Shaq wanting out and now Dwight Howard wants to leave them too.  With the help of Big Brother Big Sister, these fans could become affiliated with a human being that will actually care for them and nurture them.

Los Angeles Clippers:  The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

The Clippers are one of the better acting teams in the league, and no I’m not talking about Blake Griffin’s KIA ads.  The Clips brought in Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and Lamar Odom, and except for Odom, they don’t have much time in front of a camera.  They lost a premier flopper in Reggie Evans this offseason, so they need to get the rest of their players up to speed with Griffin and Chris Paul.

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