Where I live about 10% of the people have never heard of the NBA, and probably half the population or more didn't even know that the playoffs were going on. The only reason some of them care about baseball is that there is a Canadian team playing and even then they lose most of the time. By what is posted here, it seems that most Americans don't have much interest in the NHL, our national sport. But it is odd that out of 30 teams that play in the league 25 of them are American, and only five remain in Canada. Right now we are in the quarter finals. There is only one Canadian team left, the Vancouver Canucks. If they win tonight (beating Nashville) they will advance to the semifinals. Hockey is so important in Canada that it takes precedence over politics: http://teachkidsnews.com/2011/04/11/leaders-to-speak-to-canadians/ We had an election on May 2. The Conservatives formed a majority government which is good for this nation. But before that, there was a leader's debate scheduled to take place. The date was changed due to the hockey game between Montreal and Boston. Everyone would have been watching the hockey game, and no one paying attention to the politicians. Its our sport (Canada's). But ironically most of the teams stem from America. And even in though the playoffs are on, there doesn't seem to be much interest in them. I don't know about you, but I find that odd.