NBA franchise value – additional information
For the 2015/16 season, all NBA teams generated combined revenues of almost 5.9 billion U.S. dollars – regular season ticketing accounted for over 25 percent of the total. The New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA franchises that generate the most revenue, with 376 million U.S. dollars and 333 million U.S. dollars in revenue respectively.
The New York Knicks are also the most valuable franchise out of the 30 teams of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2017, the team’s value was 3.3 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, valued only a 300 million less than the Knicks. The average franchise value in the NBA registered a significant growth between 2014 and 2017, rising from 634 million U.S. dollars to over 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in the period.
Compared to the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), franchises in the NBA are, on average, still worth less. The average franchise value in the National Football League (NFL) is over two billion, whereas the teams in Major League Baseball have an average value of almost 1.3 billion U.S. dollars. The most valuable NFL franchise is the Dallas Cowboys, valued at 4.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, followed by the New England Patriots. In the MLB, the New York Yankees, with a value of 3.7 billion U.S. dollars, are the most valuable franchise as of 2017.