According to the magazine Forbes, the Golden State Warriors are now worth more than 7 billion dollars, becoming the NBA’s most valued franchise.

The Golden State Warriors, NBA champions en titre, are now the league’s most valuable franchise with a valuation of $7 billion, according to Forbes magazine on Thursday, dethroning the New York Knicks. This is the first time in history that another club that the Knicks or the Los Angeles Lakers arrive at the top of the standings.

The value of the Warriors has increased by 25% compared to last year, après une saison 2021-2022 durant laquelle the Californian franchise has generated the most revenue ($765 million) and the best operating result ($206 million). ).

Outre la réussite sportive, illustrée par le septième title de champion de leur histoire, le quatrième sous l’ère Stephen Curry depuis 2015, acquis face aux Boston Celtics en juin (4-2), les Warriors ont aussi profité du retour à la normale après deux ans de Covid-19.

The value of an NBA team has increased by 15% on average in a year

The Chase Center, which opened its doors in 2019, was finally able to complete the entire length of the championship, which allowed it to generate 150 million dollars in revenue, which is more than double that of any other room. NBA.

The Knicks, in the latest Forbes list in September, are in the second tier with a valuation of $6.1 billion, behind the Lakers ($5.9 billion), Chicago Bulls ($4.1 billion) and Boston Celtics ($4 billion). On average, the value of an NBA team increased by 15% compared to last year and reached 2.86 billion dollars.

The Phoenix Suns, whose owner Robert Sarver started the sale process in September, due to his racist, sexist and misogynistic behavior attested in an independent investigation conducted by the NBA, are in this medium with an estimated value of 2.7 billions of dollars. The Arizona franchise could have paid a record price for the NBA and eclipsed the $2 billion paid by Steve Ballmer to buy the Clippers in 2014.