Are you a soccer fan? Or an NBA follower? If you like one of them, then your probably find the other one rather boring. But we will make them shake hands in this story. Why? Because we’ve learnt which are the most valuable teams in basketball’s biggest competition in the world, the NBA season. And we’ll put it face to face with soccer.
Once again, New York Knicks are at the top of the list, with a reported value of $5 billion. It is miraculous that after a very hard 2020 that put the NBA season on hold given the world’s critical health situation, which forced lots of events to suspension, the franchises finances were still able to grow 4%.
Historically, we have seen Los Angeles Lakers and the Knicks go side-by-side at the top of the list. Chicago Bulls were the last team to split them in second position, that was in 1999. After 21 years, Golden State Warriors repeated that. Their enterprise is $4.7 billion as reported by Forbes magazine.
Los Angeles Lakers ended up in third place, with a reported value of $4.6 billion, moved down by the Warriors. If we move onto soccer, we must say NBA is way above the 11-a-side game. For example, we could say the most expensive club in the world is Manchester City, considering its squad’s total value is $1.36 million. In second place, Liverpool FC, with $1.28 billion. Also, PSG completes the podium being $1.02 billion. $3.66 billion all together, they would be right after the podium, between third-placed LA Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.