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NBA Finals viewership down 68%

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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:07 PM
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I chose to post this in political issues instead of sports because I believe it's more of a political topic than a sports topic.

With little competition on friday, there was a baseball game, the second game ratings of the NBA Finals dropped out of sight.

"The NBA took another L Friday.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat utterly collapsed with just 4.5 million viewers. The embarrassing average is down — wait for it — 68% from last year’s Game 2, which featured a team in Canada. "

Keep in mind this is the Lakers, one of the most popular teams in the league.

In my opinion the knee taken to China and then all the BLM rhetoric has made people tune out.

I also say good...
Free speech and expression works both ways and that is where the get woke go broke phrase comes from.

www.outkick.com...



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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:12 PM
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That’s so sad.

Bwahahahahahaha!!


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:13 PM
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NFL close behind thank god.

If I never see another one of these ridiculous displays again it will be too soon.


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

My husband who played BBall in college and is a rabid BBall fan
hasn't watched a single game in full since they came back

He has some recorded on the DVR but hasn't touched them.
Normally, a game won't sit on the DVR for more than 24 hours.

But since the games have become so politicized he has become disgusted
and he has lost interest since he watches to see a game
not to be lectured at.

Football is even worse, he won't even record them now
since they have become one long political lecture by commentators
and players alike.

I'm going to say something here that will upset a lot of people
because it is horribly politically incorrect to even hint at:

NBA/NFL used to be nearly all white,
which people rightly complained about,
now they are nearly all black,
which subliminally says to white men,
this is not a game for you.

Just like it used to say to black people it was not a game for them,
when the players were mostly white.

The same with football.

With all the BLM talk at the NBA and NFL games,
they are accidentally subliminally saying these are
now games only for black people,
doubling down on the accidental message that only
black people can play the sport.

Just as horrid a message as the previous
mostly all white teams.




edit on 10/5/20 by The2Billies because: addition format



posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

It's down my viewership because the Nuggets lost to the Lakers.

Who cares about the boring Lakers v Heat? And the bubble has its major disadvantages.
Lakers are usually the team everyone outside of LA proper loves to hate.


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Down 68%. When everyone is locked in their house.

Think on that.
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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Pro sports in general are quickly becoming obsolete as they now transparently show their allegiance to nefarious puppet masters. The NBA started making it real obvious last year. Only a truly brainwashed reprobate mind could enjoy the game now. The NFL isn't much better.

The veil is slowly being lifted. I still check espn mobile once a day or so, just to follow the agendas being pushed. Same with news in general.

Hang on folks, this ride will quickly get crazier! Tic tock...


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:20 PM
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You can’t call half of the US population racist for not backing their cause and then expect them to continue to tune in. They gotta be the dumbest people on earth. Just # up and make your millions playing games. How much easier can life be for these idiots.


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
You can’t call half of the US population racist for not backing their cause and then expect them to continue to tune in. They gotta be the dumbest people on earth. Just # up and make your millions playing games. How much easier can life be for these idiots.


You are right.

The underlying message is if you are white you are racist.

The unintended and clearly accidentally subliminal message under that is,
this game is for black people, white racists we don't want you watching,
and we'll make it uncomfortable for you to watch.


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:33 PM
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Millions of dollars to play with balls?
I have to bust my back to make 100k
I can't even watch nfl, let alone boring basketball.
Anything above collegiate level just doesn't do it for me.
The tough sports like wrestling get zero love.



posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:34 PM
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Sure.. all this racial tension is obvious after the Nuggets made history by winning 6 elimination games in a row.

Man, I think if you don't like basketball you don't have to spend your time worrying about it.

Just a recommendation from a brainwashed reprobate.



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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

They are screwing themselves out of the big bucks.

Bring politics into sports — lose half your paycheck.

Serves them right.

In a freaking black dominated sport, where the average annual salary is around 15 million — and they are crying about racism. What a joke!
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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:36 PM
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NBA who? NFL who? NCAA who?


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:36 PM
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The games are no longer representative of the American population.


This.

And not because of the racial makeup of the players. But because the VAST majority of sports fans support the military, law enforcement, the flag, and see BLM for exactly what it is.

In the past few years the NBA and NFL have pandered to a small audience of women of effeminate liberal pseudo-intellectual cuckolds that never gave a crap about sports to begin with.

They did it for $. And because of it they lost $.

They reap what they sow.

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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
You can’t call half of the US population racist for not backing their cause and then expect them to continue to tune in. They gotta be the dumbest people on earth. Just # up and make your millions playing games. How much easier can life be for these idiots.


But isn't there kind of a bread and circus aspect of all these events anyway?
Tax subsidized distraction and paid advertising of the military and the pledge of allegiance etc..



posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:38 PM
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Additionally...


The lack of atmosphere/crowds play into it. Bars closed play into it, too. They counted on fans coming back after lockdowns. Instead, many fans found new things to do...


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posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:38 PM
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These rating drops are also a stinging reality check against the league's poster boy, Lebron James. We are to believe he is the greatest ever? Not only does he lack the stats of Jordan, he utterly fails to produce the ratings like Jordan. If this was 1992 and COVID hit, Jordan would have been commanding the highest viewership numbers ever by playing like Superman, not driving viewers away by incessantly talking like a dumbass like Labron seems to constantly do.



posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:40 PM
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I glanced at part of the Lakers vs Heat last night. I don't think anyone was in the stands. Same stupid "crowd" sounds as the Bears games. Ridiculous.

Most people have found family things to do, thanks to the Wuhan Flu.

The Pumpkin Patch/Amusement Park for kiddies was packed.



posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
Couldn't be that Miami players Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were injured, and with them any hope of a real challenge from Miami?
No
That couldn't be it......
Has to be the black thing right?






posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 12:41 PM
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I would love to see all of these overpaid whiny, condescending "athletes" take a knee - to the groin.




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