The NBA has pretty much turned into a giant marketing machine. They'll sell anything that isn't bolted down or on fire, and if it's on fire they'll probably just put it out and offer it on clearance. Experts estimate that by 2009 we won't actually have basketball games anymore. Players will be drafted straight out of grade school and immediately start making commercials and promoting league-sponsored jerseys, video games, and drug paraphernalia.
So it shouldn't be too surprising that the NBA is selling t-shirts to commemorate Kobe Bryant's 81-point game:
I know yellow is a Laker color, but it still reminds me of pee.I wonder if this is going to start a trend? Will the NBA offer a new t-shirt every time a player sets some kind of record? Like the number of technical fouls Danny Fortson ends up with this season, or the number of hotdogs Jerome James eats during timeouts. I don't know. But if they don't, I'm still going to pay somebody to make me a custom shirt with Greg Ostertag's season high. That would be so cool.Now that's a t-shirt I would buy.