Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
why are so many knicks games nationally televised
this year? That suns vs pacers game had actual playoff teams playing an exciting game against each other.
I bet adam silver has flex scheduling (like the NFL), the wheel draft (abolishing the lottery), and old school tank tops and short shorts (because ball cleavage is funny!)
implemented by the end of 2015.
TNT/ESPN/ABC games are planned way ahead of time, likely before the season starts so no one would have known the Suns would be this good and the Pacers would have the best record in the league. Hell the Pacers didn't even get a Christmas game when last year they took the Heat to 7 games in the playoffs, everyone already knew they would be contenders and still got snubbed in an XMas game.
This is also why Lakers games still gets aired on national TV at times when they really should just stick to local tv here in LA.
Only NBA TVs Fan Night are actually decided by someone else other than those whoever schedules and picks the games aired in which channels.