NBA schedules draft on same night as NFL game — and presidential debate

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The NBA may want to rethink its revamped schedule for 2020.

The new schedule culminates in Game Seven (if necessary) of the 2019-2020 NBA Finals on Monday, October 12. Three nights later, the league will hold the 2020 NBA draft.

As noted by Ryan Talbot of NewYorkUpstate.com, the NBA draft conflicts with a Thursday night game between the Chiefs and the Bills. Which surely will take a chunk out of the ratings for the NBA draft.

But that’s not the only thing that will take away from the ratings for the NBA draft and/or the NFL game that night. The second presidential debate is scheduled for the same night, October 15.

Even if the NBA nudges the draft by a single day in either direction, that would be a smart move. For many, the NBA draft will come in a distant third to interest in a regular-season game featuring Patrick Mahomes, the defending Super Bowl champions, and an up-and-coming Bills team that could be making a move on the top of the AFC East and a presidential debate.

24 responses to “NBA schedules draft on same night as NFL game — and presidential debate

  1. I already know who will win the election.

    The NBA is dead to me.

    It remains to be seen if the NFL will be dead to me. Looking like it.

    Impractical Jokers and COPS will probably be on the TV.

  2. I’ll have the game and the draft on. Ratings aren’t that relevant most people have multiple devices to watch things.

  3. NBA schedules draft on same night as NFL game — and presidential debate
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    I’m sure there will be something on a lot more intertaining than any of those 3!

    What are plaming, traveling and carrying the ball?

    All rules in the NBA rulebook that are NEVER CALLED!

    I don’t watch sports where they throw the rulebook out the window and it’s looking like the NFL will soon be added to the list!

  4. The NBA seems to be pretty good about doing things that make sense. We’ll see here.

  5. Is the NBA expected to ask the NFL what and when it can do things and does anyone really care about this years debates??

  6. Looks like I’m watching the debate. There’s not enough white players in the nba or the nfl and I’m offended by that.

  7. I’m part of a big undertaking to boycott the NFL. For as long as they kneel, we will not watch nor attend. No need to boycott the NBA because no one watches anyways.

    Trump 2020

  8. The debates will be comedy gold that shouldn’t be missed. Probably the best since James Stockdale.

  9. Techieballer says:
    June 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    The debates will be comedy gold that shouldn’t be missed. Probably the best since James Stockdale.
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    Admiral Stockdale was bt far and away the best man of the 6 candidates that were running in 1992. Look him up and learn about him, instead of being proud of yourself for such a dumb comment.

  10. I hope there is a good movie on that night, by the way how are they going to get Biden out of the basement

  11. At first I thought I’d rather watch two monkeys at the zoo fling poo at each other, rather than the debates. But then I thought, watching these two nit-wits try to put together a cogent thought might actually be entertaining.

  12. Brian Grayson says:
    June 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    Techieballer says:
    June 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Admiral Stockdale was bt far and away the best man of the 6 candidates that were running in 1992. Look him up and learn about him, instead of being proud of yourself for such a dumb comment.
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    Yes he wa……. Sadly, once he had that rough debate, shows like SNL lampooned him mercilessly and people took that as factual.

    Perot eventually re-entered the race in the fall of 1992, with Stockdale still in place as the vice-presidential nominee. Stockdale was not informed that he would be participating in the October 13 vice-presidential debate held in Atlanta, Georgia, until a week before the event. He had no formal preparation for the debate, unlike his opponents Al Gore and Dan Quayle, and did not discuss any political issues with Perot beforehand.[29]

    Stockdale opened the debate by saying, “Who am I? Why am I here?”, when responding to a request for an opening statement from debate moderator, Hal Bruno, the political director of ABC News.[30][31] Initially, the rhetorical questions drew applause from the audience. However, his unfocused style for the rest of the debate (including asking the moderator to repeat one question because he didn’t have his hearing aid turned on) made him appear confused and almost disoriented. An unflattering recreation of the moment on Saturday Night Live later that week, with Phil Hartman as Stockdale, cemented a public perception of Stockdale as slow-witted. He was also often parodied for his repeated use of the term “gridlock” to describe slow governmental policy.

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