Parent page: British Basketball
To attain the much-desired popularity, all participants in basketball need to input extra effort. Some of the participants here include the government, governing bodies, sponsors, players, coaches and also the fans. Everyone named above needs to play their role for the game to be famous. The United Kingdom has several sports with basketball among them. Basketball has not attained the popularity it deserves in the country, and some of the reasons include the following.
Basketball requires a lot of resources and specifically, financial resources. This can be given by the government or even sponsors. Basketball in this country is poorly funded, and thus it has not reached the level it deserves. Players not getting enough pay could result in a decline in the quality of the game, and thus fans end up not enjoying the sport.
Poor Match Attendance
This is the role fans are required to play in promoting the popularity of this entertaining game. English fans do not attend the games as much since they are more into other sports like football. To end this, people need to support their talents by attending the games, and this will make the sport very popular.
There are not enough academies to grow talent at young ages. If you go to countries with popular basketball like the United States, you will find that they have academies that spot and help nurture the young talents in the country. Schools and colleges take the sport seriously in the States. UK lacks this, a reason why their basketball is not as popular as that of the USA teams.
In the United Kingdom, there are no thrilling and entertaining basketball leagues. As compared to England football, there is not much fun in the basketball league. A boring league would definitely not lead to the popularity of the sport. The entertaining NBA league has made the sport popular in the USA.