Time to change the NBA culture

As we enter the first round of the NBA Playoffs, you have to acknowledge the success of the Philadelphia 76ers. A team that three or four years ago was one of the worst teams in the league.

As the Sixers continue to progress, many NBA teams may now consider to “tank” their seasons to see if they can repeat what the Sixers have done. If that is an option, how will this effect the NBA.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recognizes the issue and has been working on trying to resolve the issue. At one point in time, he even sent out a memo in regards to the issue to all 30 NBA teams.

No one knows when, or how the issue will be resolved, but let’s hope the integrity of the game stays intact.

NBA ratings increase as NFL’s decrease

Over the past few seasons, the NBA’s TV ratings are growing exponentially while the NFL is decreasing. Even on big holiday showings.

Christmas Day is a big day for the NBA. When scheduling games, the NBA uses Christmas Day as one of their major platform days to show off some of the biggest games of the season.

According to a few reports, the NBA’s ratings on Christmas Day have increased twenty percent from last year. This year’s NFL primetime showing on Christmas Day decreased from last year’s by nine percent.

A few different factors can be addressed as to why the ratings have changed.

Within the NFL this year, a lot of the political realm was leaked into the broadcasting of games and other headlines. Contrary to popular belief, this didn’t sit well with fans.

In the NBA, while fans weren’t interested in the political campaign, subscriptions for NBA’s League Pass increased as well.

The NBA has become a dominant force in TV with the era of “Super Teams.” Having guys like Kevin, Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson playing on the same team can definitely help the cause.

How soon will it be before the NFL makes the comeback fans are looking for? Or is this the NBA’s time to shine?

Crossing the Line

This past weekend during the NBA All-Star game, new broke out about LeBron James and Fox News political analyst, Laura Ingraham having a very heated disputed over President Trump.

NPR had a strong lede that helped describe what had happened over the weekend.

“Journalist Laura Ingraham sought to rebuke the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James for “talking politics” during a recent interview — something the Fox News host believes is out of bounds for an athlete”.

The lede gets straight to the point and briefly describes the situation. The main headline also draws you in by giving Ingraham’s opinion on James’ thoughts.

With this being one of the most talked about stories over the weekend, it was a very quick google result that contained many images.