NBA · OT - David Lee injured in first ever playoff game, out for rest of the playoffs. (page 2)

MaTT4281 @ 4/23/2013 9:32 AM
Roy Hibbert @Hoya2aPacer
I really don't like @Dlee042 but I really hope he has a speed recovery. Hate to see guys get hurt or injured

David Lee @Dlee042
Good to know our dislike is mutual, that being said I appreciate the tweet Roy!
jrodmc @ 4/23/2013 1:40 PM
SupremeCommander wrote:
jrodmc wrote:
SupremeCommander wrote:
martin wrote:
ChuckBuck wrote:
martin wrote:
SupremeCommander wrote:these guys are bigger, faster, stronger than ever before... the season has always been too long but I have a feeling there will be a lot more of this in the future if they don't get smarter about this. How much would it suck to be a Warriors fan right now? What if it happened to Melo?

What if it happened to Amare and Chauncey...

What if it happened to Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert...and Amare again...

Or Amare again again?

or Derrick Rose?

the owners made it abundantly clear during the last lockout that they don't see the players as partners, and they certainly don't see the fans as a party worth acknowledging. I wish they would focus on the quality of games as opposed to the quantity, especially when I have the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers and viable alternatives.

My HD channels are fantastic and if Amar'e goes down again and the entire backcourt falls apart again but is joined by the entire frontcourt this next time, I'm certainly tuning out of the playoffs once they get knocked out and watching one of the other leagues I actively follow. Especially if there is a golf or tennis major on tv, etc.

Frankly, no one outside of us messageboard geeks gives two flying effs about any NBA game that was played this season in 2012. The season is way too long for today's constraints and these money grubbing one percenters couldn't care less

Frankly, there appear to be something around 19,000 people a game at MSG who disagree with you. Today's constraints would also like you to explain how people give two flying effs about April or May MLB games. NBA fans are NBA fans; you either like the game that's played at the pro level, or you subscribe to microwave mentality that only cares about the last 2 minutes. Or you're a purist who thinks basketball begins and ends with March Madness. Hockey fans are another example about the meaningfulness of the meaninglessness of the regular season. Most of the hockey fans I talk to are rabid, face painters who pick apart every fricking line, play, check, etc.

All that said, I've never understood the whole entitlement mentality that owners and players are supposed to put the fan first and foremost. The NBA is a business, run by billionaires employing millionaires. Frankly anyone who views fans as more than hobbyists, IMHO, are delusional.

All sports see a spike in their ratings at the start of the season because that's when every fanbase has hope.

I don't have the ratings in front of me but I would wager outside of the very beginning of the year, the ratings in, say, December for the NBA are significantly lower than the ratings in April. I am a season ticketholder so I also understand that the in New York City you can get 19,000+ to spend a fortune on seats, hot dogs, and beer but I also realize that you couldn't get that to happen in, say, NJ or Sacramento, and few will tune into those games, but corporate sponsorship will be there no matter what.

I watch those games. You need to expand your circle because any bartender in the extended NYC area will tell you that no one or very few were asking for the Knicks game on TV until fairly recently. Ask your favorite bartender about when the Knicks started becoming an actual draw at the bar and/or the last time anyone came in and asked that s/he put on any NBA game in December

Expand the circle, Indeed.

Viewership up for NBA on cable and online
Published April 18, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK – The NBA's three network partners all drew their second-highest total of viewers for a full regular season, while NBA TV had its highest total.

TNT, in its 29th year televising the NBA, averaged about 2 million viewers for its 52 telecasts. Miami's season-opening victory over Boston drew nearly 5.4 million, making it the fifth most-watched NBA regular-season game ever on cable.

NBA TV's record audience of 868,000 viewers for the Lakers-Portland game on Oct. 31 helped it average 336,000 for its 98 regular-season telecasts, a 33 percent increase over 2010-11, the last full regular season.

Viewership for games on TNT, ABC and ESPN is up 37 percent in the last decade.

The NBA also says Thursday that had its best season with nearly 6.6 billion page views and 3.9 billion video streams.
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Apparently, the world is filled with messageboard geeks. You should possibly move to a new bar.

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