The NBA is drowning in its own left wing politics.
Ever since the league began embracing the far left and promoting activism during events that used to focus on sports, fans have been walking away.
The finals saw the lowest ratings ever recorded.
The Hill reports:
NBA Finals ratings plummet to 5.6M, lowest on record
Nielsen Media Research reports that 5.6 million viewers tuned in to ABC to watch the Los Angeles Lakers top the Miami Heat to capture the NBA title Sunday night, the lowest-rated Finals series on record.
The series, which included the league’s biggest star in LeBron James and the second-largest market in Los Angeles, was played from the NBA’s coronavirus bubble at Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., without fans in attendance.
The 5.6 million viewers for the Finals was less than half the number who tuned in for a regular season “Sunday Night Football” match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, which drew 11.4 million on NBC.
Tucker Carlson gets those kinds of numbers and better on an average night. For a finals game, the NBA should be getting way more viewers than this.
President Trump said back in September that people don’t want to see politics in basketball and he was right.
People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
Ted Cruz has also chimed in on this.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 6, 2020
If the NBA keeps pushing politics over basketball, there won’t be anyone left to watch.