In sports, Game 7 is a word that excites die hard and casual fans alike. I am not that big of a hockey fan, but if there is a game 7 on, I will more-than likely turn on the television. It is this reason why the NBA is doing a disservice to fans tonight.
Kobe Bryant, one of the world’s best known sports stars, will compete with the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at home in game 7 of an opening round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets. The problem? The start time.
I was shocked to learn that the start time for tonight’s game is 10:30pm. This game would have a lot of national interest and viewership if it were on at an earlier time. The Los Angeles Clippers played a home game yesterday at 9pm. Even 90 minutes goes a long way in bringing fans to the seats, and a 9pm start was possible in the same arena a day earlier.
I am a huge basketball fan, have been one before I began working in the field, and will continue to be one if I ever leave the field. I will watch the game tonight, I just wish the NBA cared more about putting the games on in a reasonable time period.