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NBA likely to OK jersey ads, but why stop there? Chicago Red Bulls, anyone?

NBA likely to OK jersey ads, but why stop there? Chicago Red Bulls, anyone?

National Basketball Association owners are expected to vote Thursday to allow sponsor patches on uniforms beginning with the 2017-18 season.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has called this "manifest destiny."

Five years ago, when Silver was still just deputy commissioner, he estimated jersey ads could generate $100 million-per-year leaguewide.

Owners being owners, it's amazing they took this long to come around, although the 2017 switch from Adidas to Nike as league jersey supplier may be seen as a natural opportunity to make the move.

Owners being owners, it's hard to believe they will stop with just one small patch on a shoulder.

You can't really...

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