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Old 12-07-2010, 12:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by LX View Post
ok - hang on now - but Lebron and company just set records for ratings last week.

If fans are really turned off would they not actually turn off the TV?

I suspect that HD television makes going to games a bit of a questionable choice. They need to do something with the live game experience. High ticket prices probably do not help much either.
I agree that the main issue is TV. you can watch all games you want sitting in your armchair. here in europe is the same with football (soccer) stadiums are half empty (at least in Italy) 'cause you can see every game on Tv. sure think soccer is different, in winter you have to sit in open air with rain snow and cold, while basketball is played indoor. As for the NBA if you're a fan rarely you have a team in your city so you have to travel and of course you can't do this every game, and even if you have a team in your city maybe you can't go every home game. And abuot to much teams consider the in the USA population is over 300 millions so maybe 30teams are not too much.
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