In August of 2016, I went to a basketball game in Los Angeles. After the event, I made a prediction that the NBA would experience a ratings decline. I saw that they were doubling down on the SJW agenda, giving the average American fan a middle finger. You can read more in the archived post: The NBA is in Trouble
Well…I was right!
On September 17th, 2017, ESPN released an article on the NBA ratings. And, just as I predicted a year earlier, there was sharp decline. Or to put it plainly…they’re getting crushed financially. You’ll find the article here:
A confidential report shows nearly half the NBA lost money last season. Now what?
Here is a relevant quote from the article:
“Despite a flood of new national television cash, 14 of the NBA’s 30 teams lost money last season before collecting revenue-sharing payouts, and nine finished in the red even after accounting for those payments, according to confidential NBA financial records obtained by ESPN.com.”
The average fan was kept in the dark on these losses – thus, the “confidential” report, right? We heard about Lebron supporting Hillary, Westbrook chasing his ring, etc. But we never learned that the NBA was going into the tank financially.
A full 1/3 of them were in the red and 1/2 lost money.
Of course, the entire season occurred during Trump ascendancy to the White House (and the subsequent indignation of the players). Since then, the NBA players have doubled down on the SJW madness. Lebron with his Twitter hysterics, Steph Curry getting denied access to the Whote House, etc. We can expect one thing for the upcoming season: more sulking by multi-millionaires who watched Django Unchained too many times.
I’m betting on the same for the NFL. Apparently, their viewership was down anywhere from 10-20% last year. And, just like the NBA, they are choosing to double down rather than recede. We’ll have to wait and see when the final numbers are, but the early indications are showing a drop in revenue.
Remember…just like Tony Montana, the SJWs kill everything they touch.
See Related Article: The NBA is in Decline