Mike Ehrmann / Getty ImagesLeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after his team defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday to win the championship at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Sunday. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
The NBA Finals on ABC concluded Sunday with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James winning his fourth championship, but James and the league seem to have paid a heavy price for their embrace of leftist politics.
The Lakers won Game 6 against the Miami Heat to capture the NBA title, but it was the lowest-rated Finals series recorded.
The Wrap reported that the 106-93 blowout of the Heat attracted only 5.6 million viewers, according to early Nielsen data.
The elimination game couldn’t compete with “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, which matched the Minnesota Vikings against the Seattle Seahawks and attracted 11.4 million viewers.