With the NBA announcing last week that its board of governors has approved the use of corporate logos on player jerseys starting in 2017-18, we wanted to see how it would look if teams went all-in and merged with major companies in their backyard. Why stop at patches in a 2.5-by-2.5-inch space, as the NBA is considering, when you can take it further? With the help of artist Robb Harskamp, here's a look at how NBA jerseys could appear in the future:
Each of the partnerships we illustrated involves companies ranked in the Forbes 2000 list, meaning they are big enough to afford the advertising. And each has its corporate headquarters in the same metro area or state as the team.