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The Way The NBA Became So Popular

Written by Super User. Posted in NBA odds and scores

The popularity of the NBA games was at its peak in the 1980s, thanks to some awesome players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and the Magic Johnson. However, NBA suffered some poor ratings due to boring games and character issues but it is now back with a bang and enjoys the same popularity as it did in the 1980s.

In the 1980s and the 1990s, NBA was wildly popular. This is evident from its stupendous television ratings, which are yet to be matched. However, in the 2000s the popularity of NBA was affected due to overpaid busts and character issues. It was only in the 2007-2008 period, that the NBA catch up its popularity again and is now seen one of the most highly popular sporting event watched by millions alone in North America.

Today, the NBA is seeing a tremendous surge in its popularity due to the NBA All-Star events and some young super-stars, which include Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and others. This popularity is evident from the high television ratings as well as the increases in attendance of basketball lovers for the NBA matches.