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:
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott after they posted the worst record in franchise history in each of the two seasons since he was hired, sources told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Sunday.
Scott had said he expected to be back a week ago, two days after the team closed its 2015-16 season with a win over the Utah Jazz, which gave the Lakers a franchise-worst 17-65 record.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had said he and Lakers part-owner and executive vice president Jim Buss plan to have an “informal lunch” with Scott at some point in the next two weeks.
The Lakers have been in rebuilding mode since Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles in April 2013. All-Star center Dwight Howard left the team for less money elsewhere the following offseason, then All-Star center Pau Gasol did the same in the summer of 2014.
Bryant, meanwhile, wasn’t the same dominant player since his Achilles injury. The five-time champion suffered consecutive season-ending injuries in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He played 66 games this past season before retiring.