Top 10 Richest NBA Teams Of Our Time
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has been the premier basketball league in the world since its inception in 1946. The NBA is home to some of the most talented players and teams, as well as some of the wealthiest franchises.
Here are the top 10 richest NBA teams of our time, based on their current net worth according to Forbes magazine:
Los Angeles Lakers: $4.4 billion
The Lakers have been one of the biggest draws for fans across America for a long time, with superstars like Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant captivating audiences throughout the years.
Thus, it is no surprise then that they are currently valued at a whopping $4.4 billion. And this makes them by far the most valuable team in the NBA.
New York Knicks: $4 billion
The New York Knicks have long been one of the most popular teams in the league, and it shows with their current value of $4 billion. They are currently owned by Madison Square Garden Company.
Apart from that, they are one of the oldest teams in the NBA, having been founded back in 1946.
Golden State Warriors: $3.5 billion
The Golden State Warriors are another team that has seen a meteoric rise in recent years, thanks to their dominance on the court with Stephen Curry leading them to multiple championships. They sre now worth an estimated $3.5 billion, putting them firmly in third place on this list.
Chicago Bulls: $2.9 billion
The Chicago Bulls were made famous by the legendary Michael Jordan, who led them to an unprecedented six championships in the 1990s. They are now valued at $2.9 billion and remain one of the most popular teams in the NBA, both in terms of fans and corporate sponsorships.
Boston Celtics: $2.8 billion
The Boston Celtics have a long tradition of success that dates back to before the NBA was even created, with 17 championships under their belt since 1947! They are currently worth an estimated $2.8 billion.
And this makes them one of the top five richest teams in the league today.
Los Angeles Clippers: $2.6 billion
The Los Angeles Clippers were once considered the laughing stock of the NBA, but they have recently become a force to be reckoned with. All thanks to their superstar duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
They are now worth $2.6 billion, more than enough to keep them in the top 10 richest teams.
Houston Rockets: $2.3 billion
The Houston Rockets have been one of the most successful teams in recent years, winning back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2019 under James Harden’s leadership.
Thus, this success has led to an estimated value of $2.3 billion for the team, putting them in seventh place on this list.
Dallas Mavericks: $1.9 billion
The Dallas Mavericks are the team led by Mark Cuban. And they have had some success in recent years. With Dirk Nowitzki leading them to a championship in 2011. They are currently worth an estimated $1.9 billion.
Thus, this is good enough to put them in eighth place on this list.
Brooklyn Nets: $1.8 billion
The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the most exciting teams to watch since moving from New Jersey to New York back in 2012. They now have an estimated value of $1.8 billion.
And this makes them one of the top 10 richest NBA franchises today.
Miami Heat: $1.7 billion
The Miami Heat was founded back in 1988 and have been one of the most successful teams in recent years. They are now valued at an estimated $1.7 billion, putting them just outside the top five on this list.
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