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? Until now, I've never seen one but below is a commercial the has aired multiple times on NBA TV this evening.
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 I would think someone at NBA TV would be able to nix this after a first or second airing but apparently not. Obviously the commercial raised some eyebrows on Twitter as seen below.
I am guessing this will be filtered out sooner than later, but we'd love for you to chime in the comments if you see this spot on NBA TV or elsewhere. Another reason why upon losing a championship game or series, it's probably best to implement a 48 hour media blackout.
H/T to Brandon O'Rourke for the heads up.
That Spurs merchandise will be coming to a third-world country near you.
I have a 1985 STL Cardinals World Champions pennant.
Need a screen shot of that ad with the score of game 7 on the scroll at the bottom of the screen. That would be priceless. Imagine someone fell asleep during the 4th qtr and woke up to that.
I want this shit. I've been saying for years that I would love to collect this, and wear it out and see who catches it... especially if it's 5-10 years old. And if it's a team that has never won a championship.
I would love this shit. I would love to collect the losing team's swag and wear it just to flip people out, especially if it's 5-10 years old.