What does an NBA team gain from winning the championship?

Is the team worth more, or do they get more revenue specifically for the owners?

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Teams that win the NBA championship primarily get increased ticket sales in several ways:

There is no "prize" from the league, however. The franchise value likely goes up, but there's no direct connection there - it's based on the assumption of the above. Per Forbes, the value of the Warriors has increased dramatically since their first championship - although all teams have increased significantly, the Warriors' increase was significantly more than other teams over a similar time period (the Warriors are about 10x as valuable now as in 2013, while the Knicks are about 5x, the Bulls are about 4.5x, etc.).

  • I get the value of team goes up I was assuming there is some revenue sharing for ticket sell so the team don't benefit.
    – Lightsout
    Jul 12, 2022 at 0:26
  • I'm not sure the exact rules with tickets, some of the money does go to the NBA, but the home team gets a significant chunk of the ticket sales still. I've seen various things (and it's probably not totally public knowledge, I don't think any basketball teams are owned by publicly traded companies - MLB we know more about due to ATL and NFL due to the Packers) but the home team keeps something like 30-50% of ticket sales, which can be very significant.
    – Joe
    Jul 12, 2022 at 0:28

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