Why are NBA television ratings at an all-time low this year?
1. Super teams. When only three teams have a shot at the title, only three fan bases care about your product.
2. Players resting. Why should fans care about the regular season if the teams do not?
3. Officiating. The David-Stern-Era strategy of giving every call to the more "important" team is finally getting to the fans of teams on the short end of the stick. Exhibit A: The refs doing their best to hose the Bulls at the end of Game One on Sunday.
4. There are better viewing options on television. I still have to get caught up on Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones. Who has time to watch LeBron travel and Draymond Green use opponent's jewels as a soccer ball?