Bucky, they haven't given up, but that idiot from the NBA running things actually went on TV after NBC (rightfully so based on ratings) pre-empted overtime of AN ELIMINATION GAME IN THE CONFERENCE FINALS and talked about how this new TV deal with VS and NBC is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONE WITH ESPN. ?!?!?!?
So, the new deal, that you don't get paid for and is on 85% FEWER cable networks in the US, is better than the one you DID get paid for, and was on virtually EVERY cable system.
Wonder what color the sky is in HIS world?