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Why the narrative about declining NBA ratings is wrong

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA has been singled out for its ratings decline by critics and certain sects of the media, even though it isn’t the only league suffering a viewership decline.

“I think [the kneeling] has been horrible for basketball,” President Donald Trump said on Fox Sports Radio in August. “Look at the basketball ratings. They are down to a very low number. They have enough politics with guys like me. They don’t need more as they are going up for the shot. There was a nastiness about the NBA the way it was done, too.