The Celtics unveiled their new General Electric advertisement on their jerseys to be worn beginning next year. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Celtics unveiled their new General Electric advertisement on their jerseys back in January. (Photo: Getty Images)

It looks as though NBA jerseys will officially start acting as billboards.

 

On Monday, ESPN’s Darren Rovell revealed that six teams — the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz — have completed deals to put corporate logos on their jerseys:

 

For those that can’t make out the logos:

 

76ers: StubHub

Kings: Blue Diamond Almonds

Nets: Infor

Jazz: 5 For The Fight

Cavaliers: Goodyear

Celtics: General Electric

 

The logos will appear on these jerseys for every regular season game, making the NBA the first Big 4 league to feature advertisements on their uniforms.

The WNBA has had sponsors on their uniforms since 2011, adding revenue to a league that has struggled to draw fans throughout its history.

While purists will detest the idea of ads on their favorite teams’ jerseys, a little extra cash could allow franchises to spend a little more on making their teams competitive.