NBA Fans Begin Boycott Movement
As the NBA lockout continues, the blowback from fans has become a bigger issue on social media platforms such as Twitter.
Many NBA fans have talked about how they will send a message of their displeasure by not renewing their subscription to NBA League Pass.
Howard Beck of the New York Times has re-Tweeted several such edicts.
A re-imagined version of the NBA logo has also began to appear. The 'Logo' is holding a bag of money with the word 'BOYCOTT' written across the top. This logo first began appearing on October 24th on the blog IGoHardNow.com.
Ratings for Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals were up three percent from the previous year and up 15 percent over Game 1 of the 2006 NBA Finals, which also featured the Heat and Mavericks.
For the 10-11 regular season, games on ABC were up 38% from the previous season. TNT saw a gain of 42% and ESPN had a gain of 28% from 09-10.
This image, created by Mike Brenkus (@cre8ive_juice) has appeared as the avatar of several Twitter accounts of NBA fans: