Golden State Warriors agree to jersey-patch deal with Japanese tech company
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USA TODAY SportsWarriors uniforms will feature patches from a Japanese tech company.(Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors signed a three-year jersey patch advertising deal with a Japanese tech company, the team announced on Tuesday. The deal will be worth $20 million a year, according to ESPN. Rakuten -- a Japanese tech company that owns cash-back site Ebates, messaging app Viber and ebook brand Kobo -- will have its red-and-black logo featured on the Warriors' white jerseys starting in 2017-18 and the white logo on Golden State's blue away jerseys. The badges will be on the front left opposite the Nike logo.More NBA: Charles Oakley sues Knicks owner James Dolan, Madison Square GardenRobbins' vision: Tony Robbins' vision for the evolution of sportsThe Warriors' deal also means the team's practice facility will be renamed the "Rakuten Performance Center.