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NBA Sees Huge Percentage of Fans Tuning Out: It’s ‘Too Political’

Data 'backs Trump’s critique of the NBA'

 on 4th September 2020 @ 9.00pm
republican identifying fans are far likely to tune out games over the left wing activism © press
Republican-identifying fans are far likely to tune out games over the left-wing activism,

The National Basketball association are seeing a huge number of sports fans are tuning out due to their 'woke' political, social justice activism.

A massive 38% of fans said they are watching fewer games due to the league becoming “too political," according to a new Harris Poll.

Republican-identifying fans are far likely to tune out games over the left-wing activism, while 57% said the league had become “too political."

Meanwhile, 22% of Democrats said they were tuning out for the same reason.

Harris Poll reported on the findings that the data “backs Trump’s critique of the NBA.”

Trump tweeted:

“People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back."

a new harris poll backs trump   s critique of the nba  with 39  of sports fans saying they are watching fewer games  © press
A new Harris Poll backs Trump’s critique of the NBA, with 39% of sports fans saying they are watching fewer games.

"I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!”

A new Harris Poll backs Trump’s critique of the NBA, with 39% of sports fans saying they are watching fewer games. And the chief reason why? Politics.

The longtime polling agency surveyed nearly 2,000 people over the weekend and gave people ten options to choose from on why they are watching less basketball.

“The league has become too political” was the clear choice for the decline, with 38% of respondents. “Boring without fans” captured 28% of the vote while the NBA’s association with China caused 19% of sports fans to turn the dial, another nod to a league Trump labeled a “political organization” last week after players boycotted games in response to a police officer shooting Jacob Blake seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Republican fans were also turn-off by the league’s ties with China.

36% of Republicans cited the NBA’s ties to China's human rights violations, while 8% of Democrats did the same.

The league’s sudden focus on social justice-themed activism is led by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

last month  trump torched the nba for continuing to  cater to china   despite their known human rights abuses © press
Last month, Trump torched the NBA for continuing to 'cater to China,' despite their known human rights abuses.

James used his massive social media platform to claim black people are “literally hunted every day” in the U.S.

We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!” the basketball player wrote via Twitter.

“Can’t even go for a damn jog man!” James wrote, referencing the fatal shooting of 25-year-old black man Ahmaud Arbery.

“Like [what the f***] man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud (Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the […] heavens above to your family!! #StayWoke#ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlack.”

Last month, Trump torched the NBA for continuing to "cater to China," despite their known human rights abuses.

“The way they cater to China, the way they bow to China, it’s a disgrace, frankly and they make a lot more money here than they do from China,” Trump said.

“Some are very nasty, very, very nasty, and frankly very dumb,” the president said, noting NBA players that frequently protested against the United States.

[READ MORE] Top NBA Coach: American 'Flag is Irrelevant'

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