October 18, 2012
The NBA is in full pre-season swing, preparing for the beginning of the regular season just before Halloween. With the growing popularity of basketball around the globe, and especially in Europe, the Boston Celtics took their talents overseas to play a pre-season game in Milan, Italy. NBA commissioner David Stern traveled to Milan to watch the game. Remember this is a man who has loved the global expansion of basketball as it opened up the market for the sport to numerous developing countries like China, Brazil, Russia, etc… With the NBA consistently in financial turbulence, the idea of putting advertisements on jerseys has arisen. European, as well as South American and Asian sports teams all allow advertising on their uniforms. When asked about the idea, the commissioner said that the NBA board of governors has discussed the idea, and while he is not a huge proponent, he will do what the board of governors wants.
In other news, there was a leak. No, not in the White House, but in a video game. In NBA 2K13 the Thunder’s new alternative jerseys appear, but the Thunder have yet to officially release them or wear them in game. Honestly, the Thunder should not worry, these jerseys are plain, overly simple, and too obviously retro. The jerseys are blue and white with the word Thunder written vertically and the players number all on the front. Overall, these are not the type of jerseys worthy of the Western Conference Champions, but once Kevin Durant puts it on, people will want to buy it.
AuthenticStore Buzz: Barry Rubin, the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles was recently at the store. The Pro League Authentics Nike Dri-Fit T-Shirt seen in the above picture is the new Eagles weight room t-shirt, supplied by the #1 Authentic Sports Apparel Store in Philly, Pro League Authentics. Get your PLA shirt by contacting the store or visiting us down town.
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With the MLB championship series underway, Tigers, Yankees, Cardinals, and Giants fans should be clamoring to support their team as MLB has whittled the remaining contenders for the World Series down to the final four. To help you support your favorite playoff team, PLA continues to offer 25% off on all MLB jerseys, just use the code "MLB" when purchasing.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Who holds the record for most career shutouts in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: The Bengals and Redskins tied with 2 MVP's each in the 1980s.