Nba don't want the Jazz to win the title.


framer

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Does the NBA really make more money if big teams make the finals? I mean the advertisers and the tv rights have already paid. Does someone rescind their TV commercial if it is the Bucks and the Jazz? If the NBA were truly concerned enough about ratings to cheat, they would have made many different financial decisions the last few years.

I mean maybe LeBron Jersey kid gets a Mitchell jersey too. NFL makes money no matter who wins the Superbowl.
 


LogGrad98

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Does the NBA really make more money if big teams make the finals? I mean the advertisers and the tv rights have already paid. Does someone rescind their TV commercial if it is the Bucks and the Jazz? If the NBA were truly concerned enough about ratings to cheat, they would have made many different financial decisions the last few years.

I mean maybe LeBron Jersey kid gets a Mitchell jersey too. NFL makes money no matter who wins the Superbowl.
You are thinking very short term. In the long run it's much more profitable to promote the bigger franchises and players. Do you think the clippers make more money now or when they were straight up bottom feeders? Or golden state? Of course those areas being successful gets more game fans, even if just bandwagoners. Do you think the jazz winning the championship or the Lakers will generate more bandwagon fans? Will the jazz missing the finals or the Lakers missing the finals cause more fans to quit watching the games in the playoffs? It's a matter of sheer numbers. Double the entire jazz fan-base and it won't equal a 20% swing in the Lakers fan-base. And it means the success of the future agreements, of course it has nothing to do with current already set contacts. But if the big name teams are less successful will the TV stations expect more or fewer viewers for the next contract? That will impact the money. It's more than just one game or one season. It's much more valuable over the long-run for the big name teams to win.
 

stormkoopacv03

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The NBA will root for the Jazz until up to the point they reach the WCF then turn heel on them. They'll side with either the Lakers or Clippers because it'll get more them more profit via ratings during the Finals. If the Jazz went to the Finals, not much profit would be made unfortunately. Let's be honest here, the Jazz aren't a popular team in the NBA. Ppl like to make fun of them and the ppl of Utah.

The NBA knows this, which is why they handed the NBA all star to Utah instead, as a compensation. For me, my expectations for the Jazz is the WCF but in reality it'll be another 2nd rd exit.
 

Agent#00

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I think Nets going to make the finals. Isn't the owner Chinese? There's probably some huge deals waiting for the NBA and players if they do. They lost a lot of money with the Morley issue, probably one of the reasons why harden chose Nets. Now that Morley is the gm of 76ers,china don't air their games, not even replays.
 

UtahJazz32

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The league thinks this is our excuse but it's a reality. That being said we have to stop choking for us to even think that far ahead
 

fishonjazz

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Jordan played with Pippen dude. He didnt have to move.
And kukoc and kerr and rodman and Phil jackson to name a few more. Why the hell would he leave that?

I wonder what jordan would have done if those guys were replaced with Shannon brown, daniel gibson, drew gooden, larry hughes, zudrunas illgaskas, damon jones, dwane jones, ira newble, sasha pavlovic, scott pollard, Eric snow, anderson vallejo, and david wesley.

Lebron took that team to the finals btw. That team might have finished in dead last without lebron. Instead they went to the ****ing finals. That roster is straight garbage.

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The Thriller

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I think Nets going to make the finals. Isn't the owner Chinese? There's probably some huge deals waiting for the NBA and players if they do. They lost a lot of money with the Morley issue, probably one of the reasons why harden chose Nets. Now that Morley is the gm of 76ers,china don't air their games, not even replays.
I thought the owner was Russian? Wasn’t that why AK47 went there back in the day?
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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I don’t think that was his point. How many seasons did it take for Jordan to finally win a ring? I think the point was “Jordan stayed and said I got this.” Hopefully we’ll see that same kind of thinking with Rudy and DM.
Uhh, nearly everyone stays with the team that drafted them for the first 7 years minimum. At some point the balance sheet gets too high and the teams cant get anymore talent because they dont have the cap space and they arent getting high picks because they are a good team. That's when stars should leave and that's when most do. I dont think stars sticking on their OG team only to be a middling team with no real contention hopes is good for the NBA.

A bunch of washed vets and a guy who has never impacted winning joining the marquee teams isnt some huge balance changer.
 

framer

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You are thinking very short term. In the long run it's much more profitable to promote the bigger franchises and players. Do you think the clippers make more money now or when they were straight up bottom feeders? Or golden state? Of course those areas being successful gets more game fans, even if just bandwagoners. Do you think the jazz winning the championship or the Lakers will generate more bandwagon fans? Will the jazz missing the finals or the Lakers missing the finals cause more fans to quit watching the games in the playoffs? It's a matter of sheer numbers. Double the entire jazz fan-base and it won't equal a 20% swing in the Lakers fan-base. And it means the success of the future agreements, of course it has nothing to do with current already set contacts. But if the big name teams are less successful will the TV stations expect more or fewer viewers for the next contract? That will impact the money. It's more than just one game or one season. It's much more valuable over the long-run for the big name teams to win.
The Lakers were *** for most of the decade. Did people stop being Lakers fans? A lot of the championships were won by San Antonio who lacked marketable stars. Did the NBA suffer? The Knicks have been terrible for a lot longer. Has the NBA intervened to put them back into contention?

In actuality, the NBA would be better served by allowing other teams to have success. How many 12 year olds in Minnesota are jonesing to watch a Timberwolves game? Do they become Laker fans or just follow hockey or the NFL instead. The bandwagoners aren't going anywhere, and it is stupid to build a league that caters to them. The NFL doesn't do this and they are the most successful American sports league by a mile. If you were around when the Jazz went to the finals you saw that many casual people who would probably never follow the NBA were made lifetime fans by that two year run. What if other cities never get that run?

The Jazz were in the most watched finals. People may not have tuned into see the Jazz, but the Jazz narrative as a part of that series was strong. If the Jazz had been upset by the Spurs, do you think more people tune in? No because people were interested in Jordan being tested by a titan.

If Utah matches up against the Nets, the viewership won't be any less than if it were the Lakers. Maybe more because there are a lot of fans that would be sickened by a Lakers/Nets matchup. A plucky Cinderella against the largest Superteam of all time (part 2) is a much better story.
 

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