The ratings are poor and the competition is lackluster, but please don't blame the Cavaliers. It's not their fault they're the latest team to cause everybody to question how the NBA does its postseason business.
But it does need to be questioned. Among major sports, the NBA is the league with the most anticlimactic postseason. Actually, it goes further than that. The NBA Finals create far less interest and are far less entertaining than the following annual title events: