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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Suns Make Scoreboard Look Like Tablet As Part Of Verizon Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

The Suns last night at their home opener debuted a wrap that transformed the center court scoreboard into a Verizon branded tablet. The branded scoreboard is part of the team’s renewal deal with Verizon. The telecom provider has two other team deals with the Lakers and Jazz, but this...

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