I fear the slippery slope theory, but the 2"X2" shoulder patch doesn't really bother me at all.
As far as ticket prices, I think I have 2 good seats mid arena and pay $25/seat. I think that's a fair price for live entertainment at the highest level of the sport. I guess my eyes were opened when I paid for live show tickets in Vegas and now pricing Broadway show tickets in New York when it's time to go there for vacation. Hell, 2 people can easily drop about $25 to see a first run movie here in Indy without the goodies from the concession.
This is going to be very, very bad for me. I am so averse to advertising that I may eventually completely stop watching the NBA after this. I simply cannot stand corporate commercials and advertising. I take every available measure to block them. AdBlock, Netflix, DVR and fast forward, ect. If I can't escape the corporate ads anymore because advertising is all over the players themselves, that may be it for me. It may sound extreme, but I hate corporate advertising far more than I love pro basketball. I'm certainly not going to watch 48 minutes of corporate commercials.
@OldBlu My current post count represents what I think about advertising on jerseys.
@SycamoreKen I didn't say corporate sponsors shouldn't exist. I just want to be able to avoid them if that's what I prefer to do. It's not necessary to cover players with ads within games to sell products. I have no interest in watching that.
Maybe it's a generational thing, I don't know, but I'm 28 and I can't be the only one that sees advertisements EVERYWHERE in sports and just doesn't care right? I mean hell, they're advertising in video games now. Maybe I've just grown up with it so much that it's like it's not even there, I don't know.
Until Superstar X does/doesn't sign with Team Z because they don't have so and so sponsor, I honestly don't get why it's such a big deal. Unless we're all of a sudden against the people that own the teams we love so much making money off of those franchises, which is a different argument. All the pro sports teams can't be the Packers, or just an NFL team for that matter. We just gave Roy Hibbert 58 million dollars over the next 4 years, where exactly do people think that money comes from?
Who's saying anything about objecting to advertisements? All I want is for them to leave the ****ing jerseys alone. I don't think that's too much to ask.
I understand that advertising is a reality that isn't going to go away, ever. And, like you, I'd still like it to stay off the damn jerseys.