NBA Reportedly Specifies Which Ads Teams Won’t Be Able to Feature on Jerseys

May 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In April, the NBA approved a three-year trial run that would allow NBA teams to sell the placement of a corporate logo on their uniforms. The league reportedly has has put several restrictions for those advertisements into place. 
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, NBA teams will not be permitted to sell uniform advertisements to alcohol, tobacco, gambling or media companies. Companies involved in politics and Nike competitors are also prohibited. (The league signed an eight-year apparel deal with Nike in April 2015 that will begin in the 2017-18 season.)
Rovell added: "NBA teams can do marketing deals with daily fantasy companies, but daily fantasy company logos will not be allowed on NBA jerseys."
According to Rovell, the NBA agreed to allow teams to begin recruiting companies to buy a 2.5-inch-by-2.5-inch space on their uniforms.
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