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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Panic Time: NBA Fast-Approaching Historic Ratings Lows

The NBA has suffered another ratings disaster, with ABC falling 45 percent since the 2011-12 season, while TNT was down 40 percent, and ESPN was off 20 percent. This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year’s down 51 percent to an…

Elgin Baylor, Silky-Smooth Lakers Hall of Famer, Dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elgin Baylor, the Lakers’ 11-time NBA All-Star who soared through the 1960s with a high-scoring style of basketball that became the model for the modern player, died Monday. He was 86. The Lakers announced that Baylor died of natural causes in Los Angeles with his wife, Elaine, and daughter Krystal by…

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Calls LeBron James a ‘Liar’ for Saying He Only Cares...

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith called L.A. Lakers star LeBron James a liar for saying that he only cares about the team’s success and not personal accolades. James went on a rant last year about how he was “pissed off” to lose the 2020 MVP vote to Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo.…

LeBron James Won’t Interact with President Trump Before the Election: ‘I Damn Sure Won’t...

LeBron James is a social justice advocate who cares passionately about the issues confronting the black community, and America. That is, unless he has an opportunity to speak to the man who could actually do something about the issues he cares so passionately about. Then he just doesn’t want to talk. In an interview with…

Game 5 Of The NBA Finals Gets Atrocious TV Ratings

October 10, 2020 3:02 PM ET Game five of the NBA Finals got some atrocious TV ratings Friday night when the Heat beat the Lakers. According to TVLine, the game had 5.7 million total viewers on ABC in the early numbers as the Heat pushed the series to 3-2 with a big win. (RELATED: David…

LeBron James Recruits 10,000 Poll Volunteers to Work in Black Districts

LeBron James has committed himself to being “More than an Athlete,” and the small army of poll volunteers he’s assembled to work the election in November is the latest sign that he’s doing just that. James’ political organizing group known as “More Than A Vote,” organized 10,000 volunteers to work the polls in black districts.…

Former NBA Coach Byron Scott Says Players Should Advocate for Black Coaches

Former L.A. Lakers head coach Byron Scott, says that NBA players should push their teams to hire black coaches. Scott, who coached the Lakers for three seasons starting in 2014, was on the same side of the coin as ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in thinking that it was a form of white privilege that Steve…

LeBron James Calls Colin Kaepernick A ‘Generational’ Athlete

August 30, 2020 4:05 PM ET LeBron James recently had some delusional praise for Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick kicked off national anthem protests back in 2016 when he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers, and now the issue has spread to the NBA. Apparently, the three-time NBA champion and Lakers star thinks that’s not a…

LeBron James Dons Fake MAGA Hat Before Playoff Game: ‘Make America Arrest Cops Who...

LeBron James has never thought twice of using his sports platform as a platform for politics, and Tuesday night was certainly no exception. Just before the Lakers did battle with the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their Round 1 Western Conference playoff matchup, LeBron James put on a fake MAGA hat with a…

LeBron James on Trump Refusing to Watch NBA Games: ‘We Could Care Less’

While it is likely that NBA superstar LeBron James meant to say “we couldn’t care less” about President Trump saying he refuses to watch the NBA due to the league becoming a relentless social justice spectacle. Nonetheless, James made it clear that the president’s attention to the games is not a concern for him. In…
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