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NBA switching to Nike in 2017

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Put the NBA logoman back to the front and the swoosh on the back. I'd be totally ok with that.

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NBA Logo on the left shoulder and NIKE logo on the right shoulder would be okay iwth me.

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Gotta send logoman back home and stitch the Swoosh on the opposite side.

Most Nike affiliated NCAA teams do the same, with their conference logo on the left, Swoosh on the right.

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I didn't mind the swoosh sitting directly under the NBA logo on those old Nike swingman jerseys.

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I'd be shocked to see the Nike swoosh on the player's left shoulder, as college and international jerseys both have it on the right. Personally, I think the right shoulder is the best possible location for it, especially since we are now used to seeing it there on other Nike jerseys.

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With adidas basically in lame duck season how cheap do you think their products will be just to be they can get it off the shelves before Nike's contract begins?

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I'd rather see a miniscule 2-inch Swoosh than the alternate.....

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"The alternate"?

What on Earth makes you think it's an either/or? Or that adding the Nike swoosh now makes your vision even the tiniest bit less likely?

Not saying the NBA is 100% saying "no" to ridiculous soccer-style ads on their jerseys, but having Nike pay $2359275359 for a simple Swoosh definitely remedies the need to so do.

Jersey ads will definitely be on the table as the owners likely get to pocket that revenue for themselves as opposed to league shared revenue.

There's no way the players union would be OK with that.

Owners would not get to pocket that ad revenue for themselves under the current CBA and revenue-sharing system.

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It was the league that moved the logoman, Nike does not have a word in this matter.

Yes, Nike has a word in the matter. Moving and placing its own logo on the back is completely different than placing a corporate logo.

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It is a shame that this contract does not start for another year. I am looking forward to seeing Nike fix so many mistakes that Adidas has made.

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If the Swoosh (or Jumpman) is going to be inevitable (or worse, guaranteed), where would you like to see it placed?

How about on the inside of the jersey.

I always appreciated that there was no manufacturer logo on the NBA jerseys. It's the last domino to fall for the gateway level of logo creep. So it is as disappointing as something this non-surprising can be.

I am always stunned to see people happy about such things. To me there is no such thing as tasteful sponsorship; just less-egregious sponsorship. This is, of course, less egregious than a corporate roundel but it's in no way a positive.

But as the post asks, since it is inevitable, then I would say shorts. OK, fine...left shoulder. I did not leave the photos in the quote, but the one on the center of the jersey is definitely most jarring.

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It was the league that moved the logoman, Nike does not have a word in this matter.

Yes, Nike has a word in the matter. Moving and placing its own logo on the back is completely different than placing a corporate logo.

This would have been subject to the negotiating process and written into the contract.

It was reported that when Nike too over the NFL contract, they wanted to move the manufacturer logo to the chest, as it appears in college, but the league refused. So it remains on the sleeves.

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I'm happy of that change and in the same time I'm a little bit disappointing of UA attitude, I was hoping for a better fight between this two companies, but it's looks like UA losing by a TKO in first round.

Say goodbye to a sleeves, dedicated warm-ups this is what I looking for. Also Rev30 will probably replaced by a laser cut holes like in soccer or NCAA.

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Why in the world is that a good thing? I mean, maybe if it was the choice between the manufacturer logo and, say, Xerox, but it's not. We'll get corporate sponsors *and* swooshes.

Because for people who play basketball, the swoosh has actual cultural value.

:rolleyes:

So does Converse. And Adidas. And pretty much every company which made basketball shoes.

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Converse has it for my dad's generation and certainly not mine. Adidas has it for Europeans and maybe other parts of the world, along with their Superstars again having it for my dad's generation, but not for mine. Things could be changing now though, idk. Are kids growing up wanting to be Damian Lillard?

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Anybody think we'll see the Bulls and/or Hornets wearing the Jordan jumpman logo in place of the swoosh?

I wonder if they'd also put the LeBron crown logo on the Cavs' uniforms or if that would be a conflict of interest.

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I was thinking more along the lines of the '80s and Run DMC with the "cultural value" of Adidas.

It's not the '80s anymore. Nike, UA and even foreign companies like Peak have long since dethroned them. Adidas is seen as making low quality sneakers and some people even think they make you more injury-prone than the other brands.

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