PDA

View Full Version : Forbes: Los Angeles Lakers are most valuable NBA franchise



ko8e24
12-09-2009, 07:24 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4729043

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA's most valuable team, and 12 franchises lost money in the 2008-09 season, according to Forbes magazine.

In its annual listing of the value of NBA franchises, Forbes finds Lakers to be worth $607 million, up 4 percent for the league champions. Second are the New York Knicks at $586 million, but that is a 4 percent drop. The Knicks led the rankings for the four previous seasons.

The Chicago Bulls ($511 million), Detroit Pistons ($479 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers ($476 million) round out the top five.

At the bottom of the 30-team rankings are the Milwaukee Bucks at $254 million. The league average worth is $367 million, down 4 percent, according to Forbes.

The teams losing money in the last 12 months are the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, New Jersey Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies and Bucks.

Teams' average operating income was $7.8 million, with the Lakers at the top with $51.1 million, just ahead of the Bulls at $51 million. Portland's value has increased the most, by 10 percent, while the Kings and Grizzlies each have dropped the most, by 13 percent.

HoopsDrive
12-09-2009, 07:30 PM
Damn, none of them even cracks the 1 billion mark...

Kaka and Ronaldo's trade value is almost worth 50% of the average NBA franchise holy ****

asandhu23
12-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Move to Lakers forum and dammit, Warriors franchise is not losing money. no wonder Cohan is not selling the team to Larry Ellison

ko8e24
12-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Move to Lakers forum and dammit, Warriors franchise is not losing money. no wonder Cohan is not selling the team to Larry Ellison

lol, can't move to Lakers forum if the article has information about the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and other squads.

Thus....NBA Forum

bigsams50
12-09-2009, 07:36 PM
Im surprised to see the playoff teams losing money. Orlando even made the finals

asandhu23
12-09-2009, 07:38 PM
lol, can't move to Lakers forum if the article has information about the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and other squads.

Thus....NBA Forum

well to be perfectly honest, this seems like another one of your "Lakers are the best team in the world, now go suck a big fat one" tirades

GodsSon
12-09-2009, 07:41 PM
did the Raptors crack the top 10? i cant find the actual list

tr4shb0t
12-09-2009, 07:42 PM
I am most surprised that Portland lost money. Next surprising is probably Orlando, but they got very little media attention last year. It was all about the Cavs.

HoopsDrive
12-09-2009, 07:43 PM
did the Raptors crack the top 10? i cant find the actual list

The Raps are 11th.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/forbes-lakers-most-valuable-nba-franchise/article1395004/

ko8e24
12-09-2009, 07:43 PM
well to be perfectly honest, this seems like another one of your "Lakers are the best team in the world, now go suck a big fat one" tirades

:confused:


If I didn't put this up, then someone else would put this up. Perhaps JordansBulls would put this up (even though he's a Bulls fan) with the same exact title (since that is the name of the title of the article) since he's not a totally biased NBA fan

GodsSon
12-09-2009, 07:45 PM
The Raps are 11th.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/forbes-lakers-most-valuable-nba-franchise/article1395004/

same spot as last year then, thanks though...by the way, did you enjoy the Barca win over Dynamo today? lol esta brasileiro?

bahama0811
12-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Good for the Lakers

thrilla11
12-09-2009, 07:47 PM
My clippers didn't lose money?
WTFFFFF :|
I was hoping that we would so the owner would sell :P LOL

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2009, 07:50 PM
I am most surprised that Portland lost money. Next surprising is probably Orlando, but they got very little media attention last year. It was all about the Cavs.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4729043

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA's most valuable team, and 12 franchises lost money in the 2008-09 season, according to Forbes magazine.

In its annual listing of the value of NBA franchises, Forbes finds Lakers to be worth $607 million, up 4 percent for the league champions. Second are the New York Knicks at $586 million, but that is a 4 percent drop. The Knicks led the rankings for the four previous seasons.

The Chicago Bulls ($511 million), Detroit Pistons ($479 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers ($476 million) round out the top five.

At the bottom of the 30-team rankings are the Milwaukee Bucks at $254 million. The league average worth is $367 million, down 4 percent, according to Forbes.

The teams losing money in the last 12 months are the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, New Jersey Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies and Bucks.

Teams' average operating income was $7.8 million, with the Lakers at the top with $51.1 million, just ahead of the Bulls at $51 million. Portland's value has increased the most, by 10 percent, while the Kings and Grizzlies each have dropped the most, by 13 percent.

:confused::confused:

HoopsDrive
12-09-2009, 07:52 PM
same spot as last year then, thanks though...by the way, did you enjoy the Barca win over Dynamo today? lol esta brasileiro?

Man that was a good game for Barca, coming from behind like that... but I think we all knew they were at least gonna tie and go through

Sou Brasileiro mesmo... but the Brasileirao is over now omg and my team didn't win it.....:mad:......:gonna have to watch the UCL until the WC next year

FlakeyFool
12-09-2009, 07:59 PM
I'm surprised the magic and mavs are losing money

GodsSon
12-09-2009, 08:31 PM
Man that was a good game for Barca, coming from behind like that... but I think we all knew they were at least gonna tie and go through

Sou Brasileiro mesmo... but the Brasileirao is over now omg and my team didn't win it.....:mad:......:gonna have to watch the UCL until the WC next year

haha and thats where our teams will meet...Portugal vs. Brasil, Ronaldo vs. Kaka; expatriates like Pepe, Deco and Liedson...should be intense in TO :) lol

as for the thread...i expect the Magic's value to go back up this year fresh off a finals appearance

arkanian215
12-09-2009, 08:33 PM
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/32/basketball-values-09_NBA-Team-Valuations_Rank.html

The entire article. People would much rather read about their own teams than the Lakers, unless they're Lakers fans.

xabial
12-09-2009, 08:57 PM
Knicks value going down....Cmon Dolan this is your call, Sell the Knicks!

tr4shb0t
12-09-2009, 09:03 PM
:confused::confused:

didn't read that last part...now i am really confused

Trouble87
12-09-2009, 09:08 PM
nyc has the loyalest fans ever... we've sucked for so long but still push & support the team

damn you Dolan... you owe us a championship

JordansBulls
12-10-2009, 12:02 AM
1 - Los Angeles Lakers - $607 m
2 - New York Knicks - $586 m
3 - Chicago Bulls - $511 m
4- Detroit Pistons - $479 m
5 - Cleveland Cavaliers - $476 m
6- Houston Rockets - $470 m
7 - Dallas Mavericks - $446 m
8- Boston Celtics - $ 433 m
9 - Phoenix Suns - $429 m
10 - San Antonio Spurs $398 m
11- Toronto Raptors - $386 m
12 - Miami Heat - $364
13 - Orlando Magic - $361

Worst team value
30. Milwaukee Bucks - $254 m

chiitownkings
12-10-2009, 12:17 AM
Is this surprising to you?

HoopsDrive
12-10-2009, 12:45 AM
haha and thats where our teams will meet...Portugal vs. Brasil, Ronaldo vs. Kaka; expatriates like Pepe, Deco and Liedson...should be intense in TO :) lol

as for the thread...i expect the Magic's value to go back up this year fresh off a finals appearance

That's going to be the best match of the group stages for sure, we've each beaten each other once in the last few years so something's gotta give in the WC :D

evadatam5150
12-10-2009, 01:53 AM
well to be perfectly honest, this seems like another one of your "Lakers are the best team in the world, now go suck a big fat one" tirades

Yeah... So... :confused:

They are the best what's wrong with enjoying that fact..?? If you don't like it don't read it.. This is forum isn't it..??

Sensitive...!! :clap:

Mr. Fluffi
12-10-2009, 04:08 AM
Somewhere Reinsdorf gets a boner...

Ripper Gein
12-11-2009, 12:21 PM
As well they should be they are the cornerstone of the NBA.

RaiderLakersA's
12-11-2009, 12:52 PM
I'm surprised the magic and mavs are losing money

Me, too. Especially the Mavs. No wonder Cuban has taken a second job as a wrestling entertainer.