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Total revenue of the National Basketball Association 2001-2019

This graph depicts league revenue of the National Basketball Association from the 2001/02 season to the 2018/19 season. In the 2018/19 season, all 30 NBA teams combined generated revenues of about 8.76 billion U.S. dollars.

NBA league revenue - additional information

The teams of the NBA generated combined revenues of around 8.76 billion U.S. dollars in the 2018/19. This marks the highest figure to-date and is an increase of around 750 million U.S. dollars on the figure from the previous season. The average revenue per franchise throughout the whole of the NBA was 291.97 million U.S. dollars in 2018/19, an increase compared to the average revenue in 2017/18, which stood at 266.9 million U.S. dollars.

The team which garnered the most individual revenue was the New York Knicks, who generated 472 million U.S. dollars in the 2018/19 season. The only other teamss to create revenue of over 400 million U.S. dollars in the season were the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. The Knicks won two NBA championships in the 1970s, but have struggled to return to their former glory in recent years. In the 2012/13 season, the team won its first division title in 19 years, but was eliminated in the second round by the Indiana Pacers.

National Basketball Association total league revenue* from 2001/02 to 2018/19

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2001/02 to 2018/19

Supplementary notes

* Sum of all individual revenue figures for the 30 teams in the NBA.

** For the 2004/05 season the Charlotte Bobcats franchise joined the league, bringing the total number of teams to 30.

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