I just realized today that I have yet to see a single second of an NBA basketball game. Sure, I've seen highlights on ESPN while I've been working out in the gym but I've never seen any live action this season. There was a time when I was in high school (the Magic/Bird/Jordan years) that I would always be looking for the Pacers game. I would certainly never miss the playoffs. In fact, I remember being pissed that the whole OJ car chase thing happened during a Knicks-Pacers playoff game. I loved the NBA and I would have been a major reader of the NBA blogosphere had it existed at the time.
I'm not sure. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that the Pacers have gone from challenging for the NBA title to the bottom of the conference (I think - haven't checked the standings). I'm sure it doesn't help that there doesn't really seem to be any major rivalries between any of the teams in the league. Plus, there isn't really any one player that I really want to root for.
I've been perfectly happy without the NBA and I'm not sure I'll ever go back. Too bad I have no idea where to find hockey on TV.