And it's very hard to believe that that 'something' doesn't portend some effect on the election. Thomas Lifson has the story at AmThinker:
Yes, the NBA's decision is about money, but the decision of the voters almost certainly reflects some gut level political attitude. Look at it this way, lots of liberals watch sporting events--despite the performance of the National Anthem. Doesn't the fact of precipitous drop in NBA viewership reflect a gut level disagreement with the politics that the NBA embraced?
Lifson has lots more, but this short quote from Sports Illustrated says it all:
The real issue is that the first game [of the Finals] drew seven million viewers while last year's Finals between the Warriors and Raptors averaged 15.1 million viewers.
I have to believe that this portends negative effects for the Dems.
UPDATE: This story seems to be getting some traction on the internet, so I'm adding what is the best commentary I've seen on the subject so far: