6. Brooklyn Nets – $1.5 Billion
The first team to make it onto our list and one of the six franchises valued at more than $1.5 billion, the Brooklyn Nets are owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and have achieved their impressive valuation in spite of some pretty notable issues.
They are the only team in this top six for instance, to have a negative operating income according to Forbes (a staggering – $99.4 million) and also have what is viewed by many and a pretty poor local television deal. The Nets’ $212 million of revenue however, is the third largest in the league and their overall valuation is almost as highly placed.