The 6 Richest NBA Franchises

Dollars and dunking (image: iStockphoto by Getty)

Dollars and dunking (image: iStockphoto by Getty)

We all know that sport is getting to be big business the world over but just how much money truly is floating around in the top sports leagues? If the report put together by Forbes this year regarding the NBA is anything to go by, then the answer is an absolutely staggering amount.

According to the company’s 2015 valuation of all NBA franchises, the average value of a team in the NBA has breached the $1 billion dollar mark for the very first time – a figure which is a whole 74% higher than just last year. The following six franchises are those which head the pack in terms of Forbes’ valuations as the richest NBA franchises and as such are amongst the most valuable sports teams in the world.