The NBA is about to become the hottest thing in the sports world
On planet Earth, there are six major sports/sports entertainment platforms, which are the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, the UFC, and the WWE and all of them have been able to enjoy tremendous success over the many decades they have been around.
However, many of these leagues and promotions are currently facing some very real issues. The NFL is losing hundreds of thousands, borderline millions of viewers in light of the "kneeling" issue, which has led to the ratings taking a significant drop.
Then there's the MLB and NHL, and here's the thing about them. They simply aren't on the mainstream level of the NFL and the NBA, except when it's the World Series and Stanley Cup.
And that brings us to the WWE. I could go on all day about the issues that they have, such as their ratings and viewership numbers on the decline since 2001, ticket sales on the decline, lack of stars, inconsistent booking, and their overall awful business model.
The UFC, they've been having fighters getting popped for PEDs for a long time, but now it's becoming more prevelant, which in my honest opinion, the credibility of the sport of MMA takes a huge hit because of this. And most recently, their biggest draw got knocked out by Floyd Mayweather.
And that leaves us with the NBA. No other sport has the number of recognizable stars the NBA does, and everything seems to be going right for them. They just had the most stacked draft class in years, which included the selection of the most hyped rookie since LeBron James in Lonzo Ball. And next summer, many elite players will be free agents. Names such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Chris Paul will all be on the market, free to sign to whichever team they wish. There is no doubt in my mind that very soon, the NBA is going to be the undisputed king of the sports world with all that is happening in the league right now. You have Lonzo Ball, who is one of the biggest draws in the league and he still has yet to play a real NBA game, you have the Golden State Warriors, the most dominant team to ever be seen since the 95-96 Bulls, and LeBron James, who is in the conversation for one of the greatest players of all time and can still go.
For all these reasons and more, the NBA is gonna dethrone the NFL as America's top sport and it is going to happen sooner rather than later.