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Nike and the Minnesota Timberwolves set new records for NBA social, web traffic, jersey sales and engagement statistics with the 2018-19 reveal campaign for the team’s Prince-inspired Nike ‘City Threads’ kit.

The NBA teamed up with independent music distributor UnitedMasters to use the league’s 1.6bn fanbase as a source of new music discovery.

NBA sponsor Budweiser partnered with the National Basketball Players Association on an initiative commemorating the retirement of 13-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade.

After decades of promoting NBA games with TV commercials and years of declining live television audiences, official broadcaster ESPN changed its strategy and switched to using real-time NBA footage social promos to generate FOMO and drive fans to click directly to live game coverage.

The Spanish arm of Swiss insurance firm Zurich will pay a six-figure fee for its digital-only partnership with NBA Spain, SportBusiness Sponsorship has learned

The Dallas Mavericks and e-commerce app and marketplace 5miles have mutually agreed to end their jersey sponsorship deal, as the NBA basketball franchise seeks out a new partner that can put the team “at t…

Japanese e-commerce brand Rakuten is looking to extend its partnership with the NBA's Golden State Warriors, according to the company's head of operations in the Americas.

The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise and its associated NBA 2K League esports team Cavs Legion GC have partnered with cryptocurrency blockchain provider UnitedCoin

US sportswear brand Champion has signed a new apparel partnership with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and THINK450, a for-profit enterprise owned by the NBA’s 450 active players.

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Rapid decision-making was key to MGM Resorts’ successful conclusion of sportsbook deals with each of the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball last year.

US sports team and venue owner Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment will earn about $3.5m (€3m) annually from its first three gambling sponsorship deals, according to industry sources.

American performance bedding company Bedgear’s one-year deal as the Official Performance Sleep System Partner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics was instigated by the team’s sporting department.

Sports Sponsorship Insider has undertaken research into 139 properties and 846 different brands across the top leagues and competitions in basketball.