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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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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.
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 11:43 PM
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Re: The NBA is about to become the hottest thing in the sports world

I would agree but amend it to later rather than sooner. Football is embedded in American culture, not just the NFL but college football as well, and the NFL draft is such a big deal because of that. But I think head trauma stuff will catch up with the NFL over the next 10-15 years, and public opinion will turn against football for good. After that, the NBA would be in the best position, though I know a lot of football fans think basketball is "for pussies" and the NBA is a "thug league".

Where else are sports fans going to turn though? Baseball is just too slow for people now, there's not enough scoring in soccer, hockey is just hard to relate to unless you've played it.
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Re: The NBA is about to become the hottest thing in the sports world

inb4 soccer people come with pitchforks and torches.

NFL ratings are down mainly because the play on the field is pretty bad across the league.
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post #4 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-26-2017, 02:32 AM
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people who call the beautiful game soccer though 😢
and a game played primarily with your hands football 😂

oh btw, you said on planet earth, meaning we got to look worldwide in this not just America. football and boxing have it beat and always will

instead of planet earth, just say on planet yank

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I lost total interest in the NBA when the super teams came to be and it's the same 2 teams in the finals every year. Although if the Lakers are on I'll watch.

Granted when it was the Lakers in the Finals I wasn't caring about the same teams as much I guess.
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NFL ratings are down mainly because the play on the field is pretty bad across the league.
20-30 years down the line the NFL it will only get worse. Only poor people and white souternerns will allow their kids to play football in the Us in a decade or so and it will be like boxing where their's almost a social stigma against letting your kids do that activity because of concussions and other serious health issues. On top of that youth league's will have to deal with lawsuits which they can't afford so essentially the farm system of the NFL will decrease.


And I am not even a soccer person and I would laugh at the thought of NHL being a bigger sport when Usa is not even a soccer country and the World Cup ratings are better then hockey. Hockey for the most part is a niche sport and only a major deal in Canada and certain regions in the Us.
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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.
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I wouldn't lump WWE or any wrestling company with the others you mentioned. WWE wishes they were that big. NBA has another superteam with Melo joining OKC with Westbrook and PG13.

MLS is evolving nicely with clubs like Atlanta and Seattle drawing 40,000-50,000 per game (Atlanta drew 70,000 last week) so I'd say they're doing better than ever given they are the third largest attended league in the country. Plus you've got teams with really nice new stadiums like Atlanta, Kansas City, Vancouver, Orlando, Montreal, Toronto, LAFC, LA Galaxy, Salt Lake plus with Minnesota and Miami following suit. Plus Liga MX and European stuff too and the World Cup.

In terms of participation with parents today its either basketball or soccer.
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Soccer will always be number one world wide. NBA will not replaced the NFL in America unless the sheeps really listen to Trump and boycott the sport. The NBA could consolidate their position as the 2nd place in both rankings as they are a great blend of individualism and team sport that can appeal to different groups of sports fans.
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When you say world do you mean America? Cause soccer will probs always be way bigger then basketball World wide



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