With the NHL work stoppage, and with the London Knights OHL hockey games nearly or totally sold out so far this season, I'm surprised that there isn't more local interest in the National Basketball League's London Lightning. Yeah, it's minor league basketball, but it's live and local, and it's a decent substitute for everything else. What's more, the London Lightning were league champions last year and are undefeated this season.
For the league, the problem may be that the Lightning are too good. Fans in other cities may want to see the best in the league, but at the same time, they may not be interested in paying to see the local team blown away by the lightning.