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NBA altering start times for overseas viewers?

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07:16 AM ET 10.16 | Commissioner David Stern sees increasing viewership overseas, so much so that he's considered a drastic move. [Stern] raised the possibility the league will adjust the time some games start in an attempt to appease fans outside North America who now must either stay up late or wake up early to watch games on television. It's unclear at this point whether the adjustment will be for regular-season games, preseason games or both. Speaking before the Warriors beat the Lakers 100-95 before 17,114 at MasterCard Center in the first of two preseason meetings between the teams in China, Stern said former Rockets star Yao Ming brought the idea up in hopes of making future games more accessible to international audiences. Stern gave no indication a decision was near.

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October 16, 2013  07:28 AM ET

David Stern is an arse-clown !!!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2013  07:42 AM ET

Yes... Please have West Coast games start three hours earlier so I can get some sleep before feeding the chickens in the morning...

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October 16, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Why not teach them how to use a DVR?

Hey, if I have to, why not them? And I'm a fan, not an overseas spectator...

October 16, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Don't mess w/ the start time just to make the Chinese fans happy!

October 16, 2013  09:09 AM ET

That Would Be Stupid, Bro.

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October 16, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Here's an idea.......How about NOT playing overseas

It's not about games being played overseas.....it's about the games played here (in US and Canada) starting at 9:00 AM so that the Chinese and the Turks can watch them at a time more convenient.....for them.

October 16, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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......they are trying to market there......

Yes.....correct.

That's why they're trying to pump up TV viewership.

October 16, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Why not teach them how to use a DVR?

I'd sign up .. I'm clueless, DVR-wise. (had to add that last word in an attempt to pre-empt to much vigorous & general agreement with the clueless word).

October 16, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Stern looks like a HOBBIT in suit n tie?

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