The NBA has joined professional sports leagues from around the world in agreeing to place small advertisements on players’ jerseys for the 2017-18 season. For the trial run, the NBA will test ads for the yet-to-be announced third movie in the popular “Grown Ups” movie franchise.

“The ads will be tasteful and will in no way impact game play,” assured NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The movie, produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company, will feature the stars audiences have grown to love in addition to a plethora of celebrity cameos audiences will howl for!

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Melo showing off his sweet new duds (Getty)

Though neither a script nor a treatment has even been remotely conceived for this film, Rolling Stone has unequivocally given it five out of four stars, calling it “Great fun for the entire family… I laughed the entire time.”

Starting this season, all media outlets covering the NBA will also include no fewer than two paragraphs extolling the film for its tremendous humor and important message to never lose one’s inner child.

We can't play sports*, but we can make jokes about them!

*Two of our writers hit a home run** once
**It was in a video game.