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NBA, LeBron James and global branding of basketball

The presence of super star players reflects a profitable narrative in the sports-entertainment-nexus of the American sports economy and the NBA. In historic light, the NBA is a sports product, which was boosted by the successful co-branding associated with players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Julius Erving, Earvin ’Magic’ Johnson and […]

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Usain Bolt – the entertaining business of being ’the best’

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth[*], symbolizes the meaning of the Olympic motto and adds to bringing the Olympic substance to life. In its recent Olympic Charter, which was put in play in August 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) writes that “the Olympic motto ‘Citius – Altius – Fortius’ expresses the aspirations of […]

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The linkage between sports and attention economy

”Understanding and managing attention is now the single most important determinant of business success” (Davenport & Beck, 2013, p. 3) The above-mentioned words give attention the economic perspective of being a ‘new currency’. While it may be a rather intangible concept, it is something tradable. Positive attention is in high demand but it is also perishable […]

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The ‘Jordan Impact’

“There are many examples of personal sports brands on a global scale, e.g. US basketball star Michael Jordan, who ‘made clear how closely athletic success is associated with the sales of sports products, especially the brand of Nike. So saying, Michael Jordan became a brand himself ‘ (Adjouri and Stastny, 2006, p. 48).” The citation […]

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