The NBA’s decision to allow teams to sell advertising space on jerseys could mean big money for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Crain’s Cleveland Business reports advertising on a jersey like LeBron James’ could be worth more than a million dollars. That high-dollar value isn’t confined to King James.
Jim Kahler, a sports marketing expert at Ohio University, says the Cavs overall lineup puts the team, and advertisers, in front of a huge audience.
Cleveland’s very fortunate to have the star players that they have now and whoever ends up buying that patch in Cleveland is going to get more exposure today than they would have in the era of pre-LeBron,” Kahler said.
The NBA is the first of the four major sports leagues in the U.S. to place ads on jerseys. Money generated by the ads will be split among respective teams and their players.
Steph Curry is finally back after missing two games with an ankle injury, and even the officials are feeling his impact.
Curry came up with a steal in the first quarter of Game 4 against the Rockets, driving for the layup and the foul. While celebrating the bucket, Curry’s fist caught NBA official Zach Zarba in the face.
It was clearly an accident, and Curry almost immediately apologized and checked on Zarba.
I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. Curry has been doing that air-punching celebration since college, and those baselines can be awfully crowded.
Luckily, it wasn’t much of a connection, and Zarba seemed fine.
As the Memphis Grizzlies conclude the regular season, the team will pay tribute to all of Grizz Nation with the annual Fan Appreciation Night, presented by First Tennessee Bank, during regular season home finale on Saturday, April 9 vs. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The Grizzlies ask all of Grizz Nation to be in attendance as the Grizzlies make their final push toward a franchise-record sixth consecutive postseason berth. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Fan Appreciation Night will be preceded by the inaugural Grizzlies 5K Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Race packages start at $45, and include entry to the race and a Terrace Level ticket to Round 1 Home Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, plus a commemorative t-shirt. Special pricing is available for MVP Season Ticket Holders. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Visit grizzlies.com for more details.
After the race, Fan Appreciation night will tip-off at 5 p.m. with a Plaza Party on the Outdoor Plaza of FedExForum, featuring inflatable games, a live DJ, face painters and the Grizzlies Drum Line. As part of Fan Appreciation Night, all fans in attendance to the game will receive a Grizzlies team poster presented by First Tennessee.
Throughout the game, the team will continue a time-honored tradition in which all players will give authentic, game-worn jerseys to a group of lucky fans. Each player will personally autograph the collectible jersey for the winning fans as a showing of appreciation for their support during the 2015-16 regular season.
Saturday’s game will also serve as the last chance to bid on unique Grizzlies memorabilia and auction items to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the FedExForum concourse, including Mike Conley’s game-worn facial mask.
Also that day, Pyramid Vodka will be hosting its Inaugural 1K Pub Crawl. Although the Pyramid 1K is sold out, fans can join the crawlers for a Grizzlies watch party starting at 7 p.m.
For the best local coverage, Grizzlies fans are encouraged to download the Grizzlies Official Mobile App for iPhone, iPad and Android devices to hear the call on 92.9 FM ESPN from Grizzlies radio play-by-play Eric Hasseltine and analyst Elliot Perry.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and guarantee their 2016 NBA Playoff tickets with 2016-17 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com,
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