A Decade of NBA Profit: How Did the League Fare in 2020?

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In 2011, 22 of the 30 teams were losing money, and its average operating income sat at $6 million. But, fast forward to 2020, and every team in the league was profitable, with average operating income surging to $62 million.

Here’s a look at the NBA’s operating profit growth since 2011, according to Forbes.

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A Decade of NBA Profit: How Did the League Fare in 2020?

In 2011, 22 of the 30 teams were losing money, and its average operating income sat at $6 million. But, fast forward to 2020, and every team in the league was profitable, with average operating income surging to $62 million.

Here’s a look at the NBA’s operating profit growth since 2011, according to Forbes.


First published: March 29, 2021 (link)

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Data source: Forbes

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