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Old 10-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would agree that the entertainment level has improved recently, and the quality of teams saw some real improvement last season. But mostly there has just been an increasing level of mediocrity. With everything evened out more, that can provide some good drama, but not heightened to levels seen before. Once you take away the stars on their way out, and add in the damage done to the current stars by this thing, you can see where interest will be hard to garner among casual fans, and wane among diehard fans to some extent. And I'm not sure if this league can afford to take a hit at the corporate level like any other sport could. We've seen Stern working for years to improve the image of the league among the suits, and now he is practically inviting them to just find somewhere else to park their money.
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