The NBA is Ripping Off the XFL [VIDEO]
Bob Whalon | 09/25/13 | 2:43 PM EDT 0 Comments
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"He Hate Me" is joining the NBA?


Apparently David Stern and the NBA are big fans of Rod Smart.

Who is Rod Smart, you ask?

Well, he just happens to be "He Hate Me".  The one and only good thing that ever came out of the failed XFL experiment.  OK, maybe good is too strong a word.  Interesting?

Anyway, the NBA is apparently copying the old XFL gimmick of allowing players to put nicknames on the back of their jerseys.  It all started with the Miami Heat, of course, wanting to replace the last names of the players on their jerseys, with nicknames.  I'll let you decide for yourself if this is just another example of what a narcissistic Douchebag, Lebron is.  Could his stupid "King James" moniker be the reason behind this?

Maybe.  Maybe not.

I actually believe that this is just another shameless money grab by a professional sports league.  Teams in every sport already have "alternate" jerseys for no other reason than to provide fans with another jersey option that they just have to buy.  Sports leagues even put out "retro" jerseys and Latin-themed jerseys - Los (Insert team name here), remember?- in order to cash in on the sports-crazed public.  Now this.

Apparently, the NBA is going to allow the Heat and the Brooklyn Nets to wear these 'nickname jerseys' in one of their matchups this season.  Lebron and a team from New York?  Yeah, the NBA knows exactly what they're doing there.  The best way to market something like this is with the biggest name and the biggest market in your league.  Check and check.
 

XFL - Rod Smart - 'He Hate Me' from Zosie Monzon on Vimeo.

In this Article: LEBRON JAMES | MIAMI HEAT | BROOKLYN NETS | NBA

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