NBA Jerseys to Feature Ads in 2017
The NBA becomes the first of the "Big 4" Sports leagues in America to embrace ads on jerseys. The ads are limited to one 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch patch on the shoulder of game day jerseys.
The ads will start in the 2017-18 season and will run for three years under this approved venture. Nike takes over being the official apparel outfitter of the NBA from Adidas in 2017.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said he expects this venture to bring in around $100 million dollars to the Association and its members each year.
From the ESPN report, the Houston Rockets were one of two teams to veto the idea. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander gave that number, the NBA would not confirm the vote count among its member franchises.