So the Wiz get 6 (maybe 7 games) vs how many for the Raps (0?... don't know this for sure, but couldn't find any information showing any nationally televised games in America)? Why would the networks want Wizard games instead of Raptors game if they felt there would have been more viewers? (trust me when I say this... networks want the most viewers possible. Period. Viewers = money from advertising)
My premise is NOT that players don't want to play here or that people do not want to watch. But rather Toronto is not a team that is going to get much (or as much) attention (mainly because hockey is the sport of choice but also do to being outside America) and that causes players to find other locations more desirable (there may be more reasons than this for players to not want to play here, but I'll limit them to just getting attention). Since players find other locations more desirable there will be a tendency for them to leave (Damon, McGrady, Vince, Bosh) which in turn reduces viewership. Less viewership means less games televised, which means less attention. And the circle continues.