I’m pretty sure that I’ve never heard the phrase “most probably” used before. But as the scholar I pretend to be, I will guess that in layman’s terms “most probably” translates to “certainly, definitely, without a doubt”. Dennis Mannion, the Palace Sports & Entertainment president, said that the Pistons jerseys will “most probably” contain a small sponsorship patch in the near future.
Pending formal league approval, the NBA announced in July that it will allow a patch in the upper left part of teams’ jerseys. One phrase I know I’ve heard is “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby” and the jersey patch would be all about the extra payola. The plan was taken from the English Premier League which, according to forbes.com, has generated roughly $178 million from similar jersey patches.
Mannion gushed about taking the idea from the European soccer league. “I love the way the league does business. They are moving very tastefully. They are moving in small steps.”
The NBA estimates that this move could generate $100 million for the league. And that’s just what the league needs – most cash to dump into prima donna drama queens. How about improving the product, improving the league’s image or (gasp) lowering ticket prices so it isn’t completely outrageous for a family to go to a game to watch mediocre basketball? I don’t know, that might work too.