A lot of people watched Game 7
Not including the Olympics, Thursday’s game between the Celtics and Lakers was the most-watched show on network TV since the finale of the first “Survivor” season in August 2000.
I hope this means people get one thing out of their minds: The league is not "against" the Boston Celtics. The Celtics in the Finals means GOOD things for the league. These massive ratings are the result of two highly popular teams playing in one of the most evenly matched Finals we've seen in a very long time.
So repeat after me: the league LIKES when Boston, a big market team, is in the Finals. It's a good thing for the NBA. The league is not out to get us.