On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers made history by becoming the first NBA team to have advertisements on their jerseys, as the team will feature a StubHub patch on their uniforms next season.
Unsurprisingly, the announcement was met with a chorus of reactions online ranging from praise of Philly’s smart business savvy, to complete meltdowns saying that the small patch has ruined basketball as we know it. The reality is, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing ads on jerseys pop up after NBA commissioner Adam Silver approved the idea last month.
Nevertheless, the internet had plenty to say once the announcement was made.
Others didn’t seem to mind it as much, and some even thought it was a smart idea for the franchise.
Then there were those who mocked the people who were upset by the whole thing when it’s really not that big of a deal.
And, of course, there were plenty of people who took the opportunity to make fun of the 76ers being one of the worst teams in the NBA for the last several years.
Those who don’t like it better get used to the whole ads on jerseys thing, as it’s practically guaranteed that every team in the NBA will follow suit in the near future. Something tells me that’s not going to stop the Internet from making jokes, though.