When you find out, let me know.
The fishin's been good
Here are the ratings, they were top 5 at midseason
Team RSN Avg. 2011-12 rating
San Antonio Spurs FS Southwest 7.94
Miami Heat Sun Sports 6.49
Chicago Bulls CSN Chicago 6.10
Oklahoma City Thunder FS Oklahoma 5.97
Cleveland Cavaliers FS Ohio 4.91
And those numbers are growing fast
Change In Rating
Team RSN Change in avg. rating
Minnesota Timberwolves FS North 140.4%
Oklahoma City Thunder FS Oklahoma 139.8%
Los Angeles Clippers Prime Ticket 137.7%
Philadelphia 76ers CSN 111.8%
New York Knicks MSG 71.2%
Imagine what a Durant championship would do for their marketability? You guys need to think outside of the box, the nba probably makes the bulk of its money off the big nationally televised playoff games because of the advertisements, how big the local market is only comes secondary and really isn't as important as nationwide marketability.
I don't know about Iverson or Rodman, nor do I care.
All I know is that as a fan, I can't even think about this
because it makes me feel like a cretin for watching.
BR lurking...WWE, partially scripted sports entertainment, yada yada yada
"A Game 7 matchup of the Heat vs. Thunder in the NBA Finals would set NBA records for TV ratings, and I'd be front and center contributing to the statistics."
I don't think it's rigged but why should Joey be allowed to ever ref a spurs game. He hates them and hates the face of the franchise.
u know its rigged, when the nba doesnt allow you to show any emotions to retaliate on stupid calls going against you, or calling out the refs in post game interviews only to be fine....
stern = jew = wannabe fkn commie
i think a better question is, do you really believe the refs are told to follow the rulebook exactly as its written and keep calling every foul they see?
that would slow the game down, make it less exciting and watchable, plus the superstars would suddenly seem less super. both of those things would hurt the league's marketing strategy.
Makes sense why a player or coach gets fined the next day anytime they bring up the officiating, and if you don't believe its rigged look at New Orleans getting the #1 pick. Just a guarantee that Benson wanted for all that cash he was giving up, and Stern bent over and complied. How come they don't show the lottery balls being picked?!
The rigged NBA officiating is nothing new. Back in 1979, the Spurs were brutally raped by the officials in the ECF against Washington. Mike Gale, a former Spur great on that team, told me to a man, the players and coaches all knew the league "made a business decision" to have Washington win.
There was no way in hell, the NBA was going to allow a San Antonio vs Seattle Final.
And that was in an age when networks would show the games tape delayed later at night.
im trying to find that video where jeff van gundy stares and talks robotically into the camera and says the nba is not fixed , but i cant find it.
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