Many of you know that championship apparel for the losing team of a championship game or series often ends up being sent to developing countries. But what about championship apparel commercials for the losing team? Prior to the conclusion of the 2013 NBA Finals, I had never seen one. However, the commercial you see above has aired on television several times.
While I'd love to get the championship shirt, towel, and hat that the Spurs wore "during their on court celebration," I'm guessing trying to purchase any of this merchandise would be futile. What's somewhat odd to me is that this spot seems to have aired about a handful of times without being pulled yet. I know it's the graveyard shift, but you would think someone at NBA TV would be able to nix this after a first or second airing. Obviously the commercial raised some eyebrows on Twitter as seen below.
I am guessing this will be filtered out sooner rather than later, but let us know in the comments if you see this spot on NBA TV or elsewhere. This is another reason why upon losing a championship game or series, it's probably best to implement a 48 hour media blackout.
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photo via Twitter
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“I just told them I loved them,” said Popovich.
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