SportsCenter anchor Jim Nantz said Sunday that the NFL and NBA are both trying to keep the ratings up for the upcoming All-Star Game.
Nantz spoke on the broadcast of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” show on Sunday.
Nantzi said, “If you’re watching the NBA, the ratings are down this year and they want to make sure they have their games played well.”
The NFL is trying to get back to the All-star Game despite the league’s new anti-inflammatory measures.
The league says the measures, which were announced Thursday, are designed to curb concussions.
But some experts question whether the measures are effective.
The NFL and the NBA were in a bitter spat over the All 12 All-Stars last year after the league suspended star quarterback Tom Brady and fined him $1.9 million.
The CBS Evening News anchor said the league and the NFLPA are going to meet next week to discuss the new measures.”
I know there are some people who want to see the game be played at a different time, but I would say that’s not going to be good for the game and the fans, especially if they are hurt.”
The CBS Evening News anchor said the league and the NFLPA are going to meet next week to discuss the new measures.