Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.
It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.
Yeah but that has less to do with the game of basketball and more to do with Lebron James. Can't measure the strength of a league off of one game. I would like to see how the ratio of the regular season games compares.
The late game delays do tend to drag too much. The one thing they can do is not allow a timeout by the other team just after a break/timeout to see how the other team is lined up. They should eliminate allowing the "save my ass" timeouts such as the one before the 5-second inbound or the loose-ball timeout.