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After Obnoxiously “Woke” Season, NBA Finals Viewership Down Almost 70 Percent

Is it any surprise the NBA’s ratings completely plummeted for the last game of the finals?

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After an entire season of shoving woke, anti-police, “social justice” issues down the throats of basketball fans, is it any surprise the NBA’s ratings completely plummeted for the last game of the finals?

Breitbart reports that viewership for the sixth and final game of the NBA finals this year drew 6.028 million viewers. Last year, the final game had 18.34 million viewers–translating to a 66 percent viewership decline in 2020.

“The NBA restarted its season, after a five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, by making social justice messaging and imagery a centerpiece of their television broadcasts,” writes Breitbart. “That messaging was greeted with historic drops in ratings, drops largely due to fan dissatisfaction with the overtly political nature of the games.”

Before the season started in July, many NBA players were participating in and/or voicing their support for the Black Lives Matter protests across the country. As the season began, many players wore t-shirts and masks with “Black Lives Matter” written on them. The NBA even painted “Black Lives Matter” across basketball courts.

As if that weren’t enough, 300 of the 350 NBA players this season also wore jerseys with “social justice” messages emblazoned on them. The messages included: Black Lives Matter, Say Their Names, Vote, I Can’t Breathe, Justice, Peace, Equality, Freedom, Enough, Power to the People, Justice Now, Say Her Name, Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can), Liberation, See Us, Hear Us, Respect Us, Love Us, Listen, Listen to Us, Stand Up, Ally, Anti-Racist, I Am A Man, Speak Up, How Many More, Group Economics, Education Reform and Mentor.

So, what will the 2021 NBA season look like?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said last week he believes there will be a “return to normalcy” for next season and that the social justice 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,” he continued.

Could it be the NBA has actually learned a valuable lesson from the school of “Get woke, go broke?”

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  1. geecee58

    October 16, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Maybe instead of being “Woke” you should “Wake Up” and smell the roses. “We The People,” aren’t buying your anti American tactics. Play ball not Play Politics.

  2. Draftteach

    October 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I’ll not go back and watch. I’m done. No more NBA for me.If been a fn since the Boston Celtics run in the 60’s. I remember Chamberlain quitting in the finals. But no more, I’ll not watch.

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BLM DC Makes Vile Comment about Officers Called ‘Heroes’ When Shot in the Line of Duty

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A suspect is still at large after opening fire on police officers in Northwest D.C. Sunday night. One officer was shot, and fortunately suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital after being treated.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to make vicious remarks about cops who are targeted. The D.C. Police Department gave a press conference detailing the situation that had occurred and applauded the police department for “courageously” chasing the suspect before he was able to evade police.

The Police Chief asked for citizens to avoid the area where the suspect was last seen and encouraged the public to reach out to their department with any information that could be helpful to the case.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to promote its #StopMPD campaign and warn against “copaganda.” Black Lives Matter DC’s official Twitter account posted:

“This is the point we’ve been making for months, Look at the reaction and coverage tonight. Tearjerker press conferences and proclamations of heroes coming soon. Imagine if people knew these folks’ names. Being Black in DC is more dangerous than any job.”

In a follow-up tweet, the account stated “This isn’t to say these scenarios represent what happened tonight, but it does explain our skepticism, interest in details, and highlights the difference in how people talk and act when an officer is hurt vs when they hurt a Black person. No one asks what the cop did wrong.”

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Another Victim Thrown on NYC Subway Tracks, 62-Year-Old Man Suffered Lacerated Leg

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Just over a week ago, 40-year-old Asian American Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed to her death in front of a train on the subway tracks of New York City’s Times Square. Another individual was shoved onto the tracks on Sunday.

New York Police Department said both attacks were unprovoked and called upon leadership officials to do more to protect the city’s citizens. Sunday’s victim was a 62-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released.

He was pushed onto the tracks in Lower Manhattan’s southbound train at the Fulton Street subway station. He sustained a leg laceration and police said there have not yet been any arrests in connection with the incident.

Go’s attacker was identified as Martial Simon, a 61-year-old homeless man with a history of violence and mental health issues. He was charged with second-degree murder. The New York Times reported that shortly before Go’s death, another woman saw him acting suspiciously and later told police she was afraid he was going to push her onto the tracks.

Subway attacks are the latest increase of issues that face Democrat New York Mayor Eric Adams. Adams has pledged to fight crime but has already implemented plans to minimize punishments for criminals in an effort to keep young men, particularly of color, out of prison.

Despite overall subway riding being down since the pandemic, the subway system has seen an increase in assaults last year. “According to the NYPD, 461 felony assaults were reported on the subway system in 2021, of which 30 involved a person being pushed onto the subway tracks. That’s an increase from the year before when there were 26 reported subway-pushing incidents” reports The Washington Post.

New York’s liberal leadership have been vocal supporters of the defund the police movement and saw the city turn to the wild west with protestors taking over the city during the Black Lives Matter movement shortly after George Floyd’s death. Rising crime and gun violence have plagued the city.

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