The 11 Most Valuable NBA Franchises, According To Forbes

The NBA business has been booming over the past several years, headlined by Steve Ballmer buying the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion and the salary cap set to nearly double this offseason. With a large new influx of television money being pumped into the league - along with the sport's continued growth in popularity both domestically and internationally - teams are worth more than ever before. Here's a list of the top 11 most valuable franchises in the NBA, according to Forbes:

11) San Antonio Spurs ($1.15 billion)

10) Miami Heat ($1.3 billion)

9) Dallas Mavericks ($1.4 billion)

8) Houston Rockets ($1.5 billion)

7) Brooklyn Nets ($1.7 billion)

6) Golden State Warriors ($1.9 billion)

5) Los Angeles Clippers ($2 billion)

4) Boston Celtics ($2.1 billion)

3) Chicago Bulls ($2.3 billion)

2) Los Angeles Lakers ($2.7 billion)

1) New York Knicks ($3 billion)

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