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Fanatics Gains Rights For NBA Replica Jerseys In Decade-Long Deal Beginning In October

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Fanatics has expanded its "collection of apparel rights to include manufacturing and sales of NBA replica jerseys," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Sources said that the company has a "10-year-plus deal" that begins in October before the '17-18 NBA season when Nike "...

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