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Cavaliers strike deal with Goodyear for jersey ads

The Cleveland Cavaliersare the latest team to cave and sell a jersey sponsorship.

The team has struck a deal with Goodyear, the tire and rubber company that was founded in Akron in1898, and will have the company's logo on their jerseys starting next season. Goodyear's Wingfoot logo will be featured on the left breastplate of the jersey.

Our neighbor. Now teammate.
In '17-18, we'll proudly wear @goodyear's Wingfoot logo as our jersey patch: https://t.co/LDAN3Ntx1f #MoreDriven pic.twitter.com/QceUocKoHG

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 15, 2017

It seems inevitable that every team will ink a jersey ad deal sooner or later. It's greatthat the Cavs -- like several other teams that have already announced a partnership -- are choosing to rep a company with local roots. Plus, it's a bonus that Goodyear's logo is pretty cool.

FIRST LOOK: Goodyear logo on Cavaliers game jersey starting next season pic.twitter.com/JlsJzj1ME3

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 15, 2017

For the jersey purists out there, there's still good news: The ads won't be included on jerseys bought from the league's official merchandise store.

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