NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave an interview recently to NBC Countdown, where he said that NBC would not be including the Black Lives Matter and social justice messaging next year. The NBA saw a huge ratings crash after they continued with the BLM messaging, so now they are switching gears.
Silver commented to NBC Countdown:
“We’re completely committed to standing for social justice, and racial equality, and that’s been the case going back decades. It’s part of the DNA of this league. How it gets manifested is something we’re gonna have to sit down with the players and discuss for next season.”
It should be interesting to see what happens when they break the news to the players…especially LeBron.
Silver is convinced that the BLM message will “fade”:
“I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the court and our jerseys, this was an extraordinary moment in time when we began these discussions with the players and what we all lived through this summer. My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor. And I understand those people who are saying ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game.’”
LeBron may not agree with Silver:
Trump-hating LeBron James, the de facto leader of the NBA, is using his celebrity to push the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement on fans—make that former fans.
Based on the most recent ratings of games 1 and 2 of the NBA finals, fans are not impressed with the NBA’s decision to turn the sport into a billboard for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s radical vision for America.
Bobby Burback of Outkick – Led by social justice warrior LeBron James, the NBA players who claim to put human rights ahead of their dollars are still earning millions from the Chinese Communist Party.
“No comment,” that’s how LeBron responded to the shooting of two police officers in Los Angeles.
On the other hand, LeBron is changing America — literally. His organization is texting random Florida citizens to pay for felons to vote (for Joe Biden) in the upcoming election.
Here’s a screenshot of the message people in Florida received, asking them to let them to get in touch with them so LeBron James can help pays fees and fines for criminals, so they can vote in the upcoming election:
It is not only the players. The broadcasters involved appeared to be auditioning for some new radical news network that no one will watch. A sports fan can’t turn on an NBA broadcast without random pundits presenting subjective worldviews as indisputable facts.
In the middle of a halftime show, Jalen Rose yelled, “arrest the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor.” Per Jalen Rose, he is more equipped to charge citizens than our legal system.
Breitbart News – Both Game 1 and Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the L.A. Lakers and the Miami Heat have suffered the worst ratings crash in the league’s entire TV broadcast history.
Watch every NBA player, coach and ref bow down to the Marxist BLM movement while the national anthem is being performed by an all-black choir wearing t-shirts with controversial messages from Marxist Black Lives Matter:
All players, coaches and refs take a knee and lock arms during the national anthem before the Lakers-Clippers game. pic.twitter.com/eZ9RHE3eh7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 2020
Game 1 averaged only a 4.1 rating and 7.41 million viewers on ABC, “comfortably the lowest rated and least-watched NBA Finals game on record (dates back to 1988),” Sports Media Watch reported.
Game 2 cratered with just 4.5 million viewers and a dismal 1. 9 in the ratings. This embarrassing showing was down 68 percent over Game 2 in 2019.
The 2020 Game 2 event now rates as the lowest ratings ever for an NBA Finals game. Until Friday, Wednesday’s Game 1 was the lowest-rated in league history. So, it seems the Finals keep going down.