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Damian Lillard is FURIOUS: This game is exactly why the NBA ratings are down. This was a nationally televised game and NBA officials made a mockery out of the Trailblazers and Dame Lillard.

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It has been a tough year for the National Basketball Association in terms of TV ratings. The NBA is continually plummeting in ratings, and league officials are still confident that this is nothing to worry about. The current consensus on the issue is that the drop should be attributed to the long list of injuries as well as load management.

There is some logic to this because some of the most famous NBA stars have been out this season — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Zion Williamson, to name a few. Ok, Zion just returned to give the Pelicans one last Playoff push, and this will probably generate more viewership in the coming months.

Many will argue the officials are the primary reason for the drop in TV ratings. NBA officials have been under attack for a long time and truth to be told; you will rarely find someone who admires them and thinks they are doing a great job.

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