“NFL is Superior”: Football Fans Destroy NBA Following Thursday Night Ouster From TNT

Published 10/28/2021, 11:45 AM EDT


There is a never-ending battle between basketball and football fans. In the USA, the two sports are widely followed, primarily due to the NBA and NFL. There is a huge debate as to which sport deserves prime time on television. Recently, leading channel TNT’s decision has sparked another controversy. And Twitter has erupted in no time at all.

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Owing to the huge demand, telecasting channels are always in a pickle with regard to dividing their screen time. Throughout the week, it is a constant effort to splitting between the NBA and NFL. While the NBA has some top teams like the Lakers, Warriors and Nets competing every other night, the NFL is the home of the Patriots, Chiefs, and more. But now, TNT has taken a call that will leave basketball fans across the world fuming.

Oct 11, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after being called for a technical foul by referee Ed Malloy (14) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NFL fans mock NBA as TNT cancels Thursday night basketball

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Thursday nights are a key evening for sport. While the NBA has top fixtures throughout the week, Thursday night football is something that all of America looks forward to. According to a fresh report, leading broadcasters TNT will not air the NBA’s regular season games up until January. This will be done in order to ensure that there are no clashes with Thursday Night Football.

In addition, TNT will also be shifting their Thursday Night schedule of Ernie, Kenny, Shaq and Chuck to Tuesday nights. While NBA fans were bemused at the decision, NFL fans ran riot on social media. While one fan boldly claimed “NFL is so much better,” another said “NFL owns the NBA.” Have a look.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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