Merchandising Rumors

The LA Clippers have partnered with globally renowned artist, Mister Cartoon, and LA-based graffiti and street artist Royyal Dog to celebrate the authentic spirit of LA street culture through this year’s Nike City Edition uniform and merchandise collection. The 2020-21 City Edition uniform keeps the widely popular ‘Los Angeles’ wordmark from last season as the design’s visual center on a black uniform with white accents. The design is a symbol of the Clippers’ commitment to Los Angeles and will help cultivate the next generation of talent in the city through the “Make Your Mark” campaign, which encourages LA youth to hone their art through practice and hard work and to strive for greatness. Through tireless effort, resiliency, and optimism, Mister Cartoon became a master of his craft and has inspired a generation of street artists like Royyal Dog to carve their paths and achieve their goals.
Inspired by Milwaukee’s meaning as “the gathering place by the water,” the Milwaukee Bucks have unveiled their 2020-21 City Edition uniform, which for the first time features the team’s Great Lakes Blue color. Including Great Lakes Blue, which was incorporated into the Bucks’ color palette in 2015, the uniform features three unique shades of blue that represent the three rivers that run through Milwaukee, as well as the depths of Lake Michigan. The uniform symbolizes both Milwaukee’s and the Bucks’ role in bringing people together, which is noted by the phrase “Gathering Place” on the bottom of the jersey.
TMR’s 2019-20 Fan Cost Index (FCI) is an estimate of how much it costs a family of four to attend a game in a particular league, and this year’s NBA average is $430, an increase of $9 over a year ago. The FCI formula is based on the average cost of four adult non-premium tickets, single-car parking, two draft beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, and two adult-sized adjustable hats. The hats are a proxy for the endless souvenirs available at an arena or stadium. Here are the five costliest FCIs: Knicks — $901. Lakers — $739. Warriors — $703. Celtics — $579. Bulls — $562. And here are the five cheapest: Hornets — $233. Grizzlies — $262. Pelicans — $278. Timberwolves — $297. Hawks — $302