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Old 03-08-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default MJ leaving the NBA vs Lebron leaving... real impact

MJ leaving the first time: "Oh shit, we won't be able to see him keep winning!"
Result: Viewer ratings dropped.

MJ leaving the 2nd time: "Oh shit, we won't be able to see him keep winning!"
Result: Viewer ratings dropped.

The 1993 Finals between Chicago and Phoenix, with Jordan vs. Barkley, had averaged a 17.9 rating. That dipped to 12.4 in 1994 and 13.9 in 1995. When Jordan and the Bulls got back to winning Larry OíBrien trophies, the average ratings were 16.7, 16.8 and a record 18.7 in 1998 that still stands. The 1999 Finals, after Jordanís next exit? Just 11.3, as expected. People associated basketball with MJ.

Now what would happen if Lebron left after this season? It wouldn't even be a blip in the radar. Ratings wouldn't even drop. Why? MJ left when he was WINNING. Lebron would be leaving when he is LOOSING. Typical reaction would be: "Oh well, he wasn't going to win against GSW next year anyways" and people would still keep tuning it to see how many Durant is going to win in a row. End of story.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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Well Straight_Ballin left after LeBron won in 2016
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:53 AM   #3
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Considering that like 2 out of 3 people, and I’m being conservative here, only care about LeBron beit to root for him or root for him to fail... yeah... this thread is bullshit. You wouldn’t even post here without his existence, lol... you have 5800 posts here and probably 5300 are about LeBron, slapnuts.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #4
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OP's post is very ironic
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:31 PM   #5
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Nothing will happen when LeBron leaves because his son will enter, and he's already a better player than LeBron Sr.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #6
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This is a terrible thread and OP should be ashamed that he made it.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:03 PM   #7
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Default Re: MJ leaving the NBA vs Lebron leaving... real impact

I would be more interested to see the impact of OP leaving ISH.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: MJ leaving the NBA vs Lebron leaving... real impact

NBA ratings dropped both times MJ retired because there was no competition or star talent throughout the 90's

OTOH, Todays players like Garnett, Duncan, Kobe retire and ratings go up because there is abundant talent to compensate for their loss

Goot point, OP
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:36 PM   #9
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I don't know about the ratings, but you and your dozen alts would definitely pull the trigger.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:31 PM   #10
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Definitely not a Lebron fan, but at his point youíre crazy if you think the NBA and the networks arenít worried about whenever he leaves. It will be a lot like when Jordan left when it comes to losing viewership. The main reason guys like Shaq and Kobe, who were pretty much the biggest stars in the league after Jordan, could decline and retire the way they did without the league missing a beat is cause of Lebron. Who in the league is the general public that interested in to make up for his eventual absence? Sorry, but I donít see it in KD, Steph, Harden, Westbrook, AD, Kawhi, Giannis, Kyrie, etc. Whoever it is, that person isnít in the league right now.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:41 PM   #11
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:44 PM   #12
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Considering that like 2 out of 3 people, and Iím being conservative here, only care about LeBron beit to root for him or root for him to fail... yeah... this thread is bullshit. You wouldnít even post here without his existence, lol... you have 5800 posts here and probably 5300 are about LeBron, slapnuts.

I LOVE when Lestans use this delusional argument They literally act like the world revolves around Lebron and that we only watch the game because of this guy! Newsflash Ledweebs basketball didnt start when Lebron first picked up a basketball and its not going to end when the old man finally gives it up. We are actually...... FANS OF THE FREAKING GAME! Strange concept to understand I know
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:45 PM   #13
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RIP egokiller aka straight_retard

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Old 03-08-2018, 05:12 PM   #14
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I LOVE when Lestans use this delusional argument They literally act like the world revolves around Lebron and that we only watch the game because of this guy! Newsflash Ledweebs basketball didnt start when Lebron first picked up a basketball and its not going to end when the old man finally gives it up. We are actually...... FANS OF THE FREAKING GAME! Strange concept to understand I know
Holy hell your life must suck
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