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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBA’s RSN ratings down 15 percent this season

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

The Dallas Mavericks are well below .500, and their RSN ratings have dropped 53 percent. Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES Sports TV’s ratings doldrums are hitting local N...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Hornets Shift Focus To '19 All-Star Game

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