NBA Logos On Pizza

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Tonight the Boston Celtics will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. For the first time ever, I’ll be cheering for the Lakers. I’ve switched over to the dark side. So what does this have to do with food, you might ask? Well, it has a lot to do with pizza. I’m talking about pizza that has the Boston Celtics logo ON IT. You don’t believe me? Check this out.

According to USA Today:

“The league recently signed licensing deals with companies that offer these outside-the-box food items — and more. NBA logos also are showing up on everything from headphones to gardening gloves to outdoor grills.”

via USA Today

Still, I think that the pizza logo is above the rest of these ideas! Why? Because I already know that crazy sports fans, like my brother, father and boyfriend, think this pizza is AWESOME. At least that’s what they’ve told me.

The marketing department for the National Basketball Association is probably getting lots of pats on the back. This idea is pretty cool, and a great thing to have at your own NBA Finals party, or birthday party. I’m sure young boys would love to have their favorite team’s logo on their birthday pizza, and then actually be able to eat it right off.

Why haven’t we thought of this idea sooner? I would have loved it as a kid! The truth is, the NBA hasn’t been raking in big bucks lately, so this new marketing ploy is their next strategy.

According to USA Today:

“With sports licensing hit by the recession, major pro leagues and licensees are rolling out creative deals to attract new fans, particularly more women and teens.”

via USA Today

The thing is, pizza isn’t the only food you can put your favorite NBA team’s logo on. Those delectable little chocolate candies known as M&M’s are in on it too!

I probably won’t get the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Lakers pizza tonight or for any of the rest of the games of the NBA Finals. But if the Chicago Bulls were in the Finals next year (of course that would only happen if Lebron James came to the city), I would definitely buy a Bulls pizza! It’ll only be five extra bucks! Until then, I’ll be eating Fried Pizza and White Pizza!

Go Lakers!

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