Going Corporate

With the news that the NBA is going to allow teams to place advertisements on their practice jerseys and looking forward to the day where ads will show up on the game jerseys I decided to help match all 30 NBA teams with an appropriate corporate sponsor.

Atlanta Hawks – Gold Club (time for a comeback and if you do not know why, check out the link)

Boston Celtics – Cheers

Charlotte Bobcats – University of North Carolina Alumni Association

Chicago Bulls – Abe Froman Sausage King of Chicago (the first of the scenes missing from Youtube I was hoping to link to in this piece)

Cleveland Cavaliers – Callahan Auto Parts

Dallas Mavericks – Bob Loblaw

Denver Nuggets – Walmart (might as well make it official)

Detroit Pistons – Toyota

Golden State Warriors – Mopeds.com

Houston Rockets – M*A*S*H (believe it or not, this was the best Youtube had to offer, just criminal)

Indiana Pacers – Jenny Craig/Crest/Irish Spring (Hoosiers need more of all three of these things)

Los Angeles Clippers – Bluth Company

Los Angeles Lakers – MindHead (how is the “don’t show it to the Laker Girls” scene not on Youtube?)

Memphis Grizzlies – Spatula City

Miami Heat – Del Boca Vista

Milwaukee Bucks – Kohl’s Department Store (but somehow Herb has to show a loss for both the Bucks and the retail chain, actually half of that equation will probably be pretty easy)

Minnesota Timberwolves – Gustafson Oldsmobile (2:14)

New Orleans Hornets – City of Venice Tourism (when God puts water in your streets, make chicken salad)

New Jersey Nets – Febreze (my garden never smelled like New Jersey does!)

New York Knickerbockers – Kramerica Industries (I bet you thought I was going to go with Van de Lay Industries, sorry about the sound, but it was the only Kramerica clip I could find)

Oklahoma City Thunder – The Thundercats (with a hat tip to Dante and Galante)

Orlando Magic – Universal Studios Disney World (don’t bite the hand that pays the interest on the second mortgage, get your free Disney Vacation Planning DVD)

Philadelphia 76ers – Dunder Mifflin (local paper company finally hits the big time, that Michael Scott is going places)

Phoenix Suns – Zastava Koral

Portland Trail Blazers – Apple (I bet Paul Allen loves his iPhone)

Sacramento Kings – Blue Oyster Cult (they need more cowbell in Sacramento)

San Antonio Spurs – Rascal Scooter (I think Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will be riding these on the court before the end of the 2009-10 season)

Toronto Raptors – Barney

Utah Jazz – Antonym Finder (brought to you by Synonym.com)

Washington Wizards – Red China

  • D.B. Cooper

    I am digging the Arrested Development references! Truly showing what a joke it would be if the NBA followed through with this blunder.

  • 5280 unlimited

    i got a fever! and the only prescription is more cowbell!

  • CWIM

    As a Memphis Grizzlies fan, I can say this is by far the best press the Grizzlies have gotten all year.