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12-02-2012, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan View Post
Can you explain what in the world that means?

Only 1 team in the East matters, Miami. Unless someone gets hurt, they are guaranteed to get back to Final. I understand that the Nets and Knicks are good, but when it comes down to it, they are irrelevant.

It works great from a national TV sense to only have a few teams that everyone wants to see play. But at the gate, the league is in complete shambles. Last year, 21 NHL teams averaged over 95% capacity. In the NBA, only 13 did.
I like hockey more than basketball, and the NHL more than the NBA (though I enjoy both), and you have the right facts.

But you gotta think, from a business standpoint, the NBA made a good decision in neglecting gate revenues for TV revenues. A big TV contract can easily offset even poor attendance (and I wouldn't characterize NBA's attendance as "poor").

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