Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
It is interesting that the NBA has this reputation. The NBA has been fantastic and entertaining for the past few seasons, yet this is a common complaint by people.
I'm a humongous sports fan with sports-oriented friends here in Cincinnati and in my former home of Colorado/Wyoming, where I lived for much of the last six years. I go to sports bars all the time to watch baseball, football and hockey; I go to Reds, Bengals, Flyers and Buckeyes games; and I love to talk sports at work or just about anywhere.
That being said, I can honestly say that I know zero people who follow or even remotely like the NBA. Not a single person, despite having lived in the Denver area when the Nuggets made the conference finals and having one whole side of my family that lives in Cleveland. Aside from making fun of Lebron James, I can't even tell you the last time I talked to anyone about something that happened in the NBA. It's totally off the radar of so many otherwise great sports fans.
Maybe that's a product of living in the middle of such a college basketball hotbed (UC, X, UK, OSU, UD, IU, WVU, Butler, Louisville, Purdue, etc), but really I didn't know anyone in the Denver area that cared what the Nuggets did. Denver's sports hierarchy is 1. Broncos 2. Rockies 3. Avs 4. Nuggets. (The Broncos are a landslide No. 1, the Rox and Avs are interchangeable at 2 and 3, depending on who's better at the moment, and the Nuggets are solidly fourth).