Monday, June 20, 2011

More Miami Heat Championship gear out: Huh?

Heat Championship T-Shirts/Courtesy:

Were there really that many people who just assumed the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship...even though they didn't?

We, along with most of the free-civilized blogging world showed you the Miami Herald's presumptuous Macy's NBA Championship gear last week, the morning after the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship.

Now comes this, apparently Marvel comics put out a t-shirt at Miami area Wal-Marts with pictures of the Marvel comics superhero's congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the title. Ooops.

Read the story from the Dallas Morning News RIGHT HERE

Why is it that most of the commercialized world just assumed the Heat would win? And for that matter, why the heck is Marvel printing championship t-shirts--for sale at Wal-Mart? Though for t-shirt and memorabilia collectors like Brother Jon, shirts such as these are the "Holy-Grail", mostly because they shouldn't exist.

For those not aware, NBA Merchandising much like all pro-sports, is supposed to control things like this. Yeah, there were "Heat NBA Champions" t-shirts printed, they print shirts for both teams in the finals. That's how they have the shirts ready right after the game ends. But the loser shirts are burned or sent to a 3rd World Country because the league doesn't want them out. And yet these seem to exist?

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