My interest in college basketball effectively ended when players started jumping to the NBA as babies. That development severely diminished the previous level of play and intrigue from the game. Knowing I was no longer watching the best, there was no going back.
(Basketball fan? Back of the line, babu)
Perhaps that only applies to my generation and older, but why then has interest in the NBA draft has completely fallen off the map?
Though I fully acknowledge I am significantly in the minority when it comes to the level of interest Americans have in March Madness. The NCAA basketball tournament, after the Super Bowl, is the most popular, yearly spectator sports event we have.
But like the Super Bowl, the reason for that has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the games or competition.