Re: so is NBA popularity high once again?
so how do you judge if it is popular? other than your close friends or people you talk to, the only other way I could guess would be seeing them sport their favorite NBA teams clothing/hats etc.
If that's being the case, the NBA around my area is completely dead. I cannot remember the last time I saw anyone out and about sporting anything that had an NBA team on it. around here, I see TONS of people wearing NFL stuff, and about as much wearing NCAA (hard to tell if it's basketball or football).
Out of all my friends/acquaintances, I know of only 1 that follows the NBA. Whenever they talk basketball with me, it's always college related.
1 of the reasons I've heard over the years why the NBA is not popular is because of competition. just a little (very little) part of me agrees with that. Think about it. In college, these kids supposedly aren't getting paid. so every game means something and they're all trying to get to the championship. So it's more about basketball than money. In the NBA, you've got guys that could care less how they're playing because they're still getting paid. Thus meaning the championship takes a backseat to GETTIN' PAID.
Joe Johnson is a prime example. He goes from a superb championship calibre team, to a team that has zero chance of winning it all because of money. so you know where his loyalty lies. (in his wallet).