Why no full-time NBA talk channel?

Bandit 5160

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OK, we have MLB Home Plate, NHL Home Ice, and Sirius NFL Radio. I wonder why there is nothing like these for the NBA?
 

MM

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I think there was when Sirius has NBA. Maybe it was 128?

Someone can correct me if I am wrong. :)
 

Bandit 5160

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That was just an audio simulcast of NBA TV, and not really an original NBA talk channel where people called into the shows.
 

AJ_II

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That was just an audio simulcast of NBA TV, and not really an original NBA talk channel where people called into the shows.

The former NBA Radio (ch. 127) did have a couple of original talk shows. Full Court Press survived up until the end when the NBA left Sirius.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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The short answer is that nobody cares that much about the NBA anymore. They don't care that much about the NHL either but NHL Home Plate is produced in Canada and counts as a Canadian channel for the CRTC so you get it.
 

i-l-l

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bullcrap

A lot of people follow the NBA. Mad Dog sucks at talking about the NBA because he doesn't know what's going on so he has NBA "experts" call in and break it down for him. I refuse to support any Sirius produced general sports talk show because they treat the NBA like it doesn't exists. Before Mad Dog showed up, at least Mike and Murray knew what was going on in the NBA because Mike does work for NBA TV. Hardcore Sports has a NBA show which is pretty good but only an hour once a week.

and about the NHL, someone must like it since not only do they have a 24/7 channel, it's also Hockey Night In Canada on ch 122.
 

Bandit 5160

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I follow the NBA. I have NBA League Pass Broadband and I look at that some nights when I'm home, and I listen to NBA broadcasts sometimes in my car oln Sirius-XM. But I do have to admit that lately, the NBA's been a bit stale. There are the Celtics and the Lakers right now, and then there's everyone else. It seem pretty much a foregone conclusion that we will have another Celtics-Lakers Finals. I live in Sartanburg, SC, a bit over an hour southwest of Charlotte on I-85, so I try to be a Bobcats fan. But I really can't get into that team...they seem to be making no progress and I can see little in the way of hope for the future for them...and attendance is lousy at their games, so obviously others share my sentiments. Plus, North Carolina is a college hoops state anyway, and South Carolina is a football state!

But getting back to a 24-7 NBA channel, if we had one, they'd probably spend most of the time talking about the Lakers and Celtics anyway, and they'd blab about these teams even if they sucked! To use an analogy, the NFL channel sure does love the Cowboys, even though they're not close to the best team in the NFC and might not even make the playoffs! The Carolina Panthers are better, yet get less air time!
 

i-l-l

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I follow the NBA. I have NBA League Pass Broadband and I look at that some nights when I'm home, and I listen to NBA broadcasts sometimes in my car oln Sirius-XM. But I do have to admit that lately, the NBA's been a bit stale. There are the Celtics and the Lakers right now, and then there's everyone else. It seem pretty much a foregone conclusion that we will have another Celtics-Lakers Finals. I live in Sartanburg, SC, a bit over an hour southwest of Charlotte on I-85, so I try to be a Bobcats fan. But I really can't get into that team...they seem to be making no progress and I can see little in the way of hope for the future for them...and attendance is lousy at their games, so obviously others share my sentiments. Plus, North Carolina is a college hoops state anyway, and South Carolina is a football state!

But getting back to a 24-7 NBA channel, if we had one, they'd probably spend most of the time talking about the Lakers and Celtics anyway, and they'd blab about these teams even if they sucked! To use an analogy, the NFL channel sure does love the Cowboys, even though they're not close to the best team in the NFC and might not even make the playoffs! The Carolina Panthers are better, yet get less air time!

When we did have a 24/7 NBA channel, it was a lot of fans of different teams and various players from every team would call it. Believe me, in a deeply NBA fan world, the talk is more about how the Cavs only played 8 teams over .500 and lost 1/2 of those games. Celtics did it last year, but the East is a lot more active this year. Remember, the Hawks were 1 good quarter away from beating the Celtics. My attention is focused more on a team in Texas that only has 10 losses at the moment.
 

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The lack of a dedicated NBA channel is what is keeping me from adding the "best of XM" to my Sirius subscription. I listen mostly during the day M-F, and I would like to be able to catch up on the league events.

I used to enjoy listening to "Full Court Press". It was a good show.
 

TX WJ

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A channel to talk about a game where both teams have 100 points with 2 minutes to go and those 2 minutes take 30 minutes to play? Sounds great:bigahh:
 
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NFL Radio: The most popular sport Sirius is spending a ton of money on, you need a channel...
Nascar Radio: It's dead on regular sports talk radio, nobody else talks about it, Nascar has legions of devoted fans who'll tune in.

MLB Radio: A popular sport that XM is spending a ton of money on, again you need a channel.
NHL Network: Nobody else but Ferrell talks about it, and XM needs it to fulfill their Canadian quotient.
PGA Tour Network: With the exception of the play-by-play and one or two shows, the channel is off-air.

NBA Radio: I don't think the contract is that big, the sport is nothing but casual followers, and let's admit it, regular sports talk radio talks about it WAY too much as is. No need.
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
Dan Patrick usually talks NBA during his broadcasts as he seems to have ties with various players and retired players. (9am-noon est. on Fox Sports XM 142)
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
It is cool that the Pistons network is now taking calls from fans after the game in which they lost and were eliminated from the playoffs. (XM233)