This is the third and the last instalment of our LeBron James, myths and archetypes series.Previously, we talked about the significance of the relationship of James and Wade, James' story,his recovering popularity, and how he compares to Jordan. Let's roll out! About James and Kobe So far Kobe has won 5 rings. If you look … Continue reading What does LeBron James’ first ring signify? Part 3
NBA lockout is about to end. The hot topic of discussion is what's the damage to Brand Jordan? Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all times. But his skills and will are not enough to explain how he became the magnetic person that he is. During his Hall of Fame induction speech, … Continue reading Brand Jordan
A lot has been written and said about LeBron James and his famous decision to sign with the Miami Heat. So why address this topic now? Hasn’t everything been said about “the decision?” My answer is “no”, because nobody looked at this issue from brand strategy perspective. So let’s put our branding goggles and see … Continue reading LeBron James: Really a villain brand?
I am an avid fan of basketball and Toronto Raptors. Be that as it may, this article is not about the most recent lackadaisical season of the Raptors. If you want to discuss basketball, I would suggest you visit Raptors Republic, for the real basketball sages hang out there. This article, on the other hand, … Continue reading What is missing from Toronto Raptors’ brand strategy?
The World Cup South Africa is not the only world tournament taking place this year. In August, Turkey will host the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Best basketball teams in the world will fight to claim the top spot. Considering the huge popularity of basketball in the States, in China and some parts of the Europe … Continue reading The visual identity of the 2010 FIBA World Championship