Michael Jackson wrote:
Leslie Forman wrote:Assuming absolutely nothing changes with ownership, I would not be surprised if, in 10 years, both NY and both LA teams were ahead of the Bulls on these valuation lists.
Realistically though they should be. I would assume Brooklyn and Clipps are both going to eat up market share in their respective markets the next few years plus they will get more national and global attention. Nothing shocking with that prediction. Chicago is also receding people daily. I’d be shocked if those two didn’t. Now if Atlanta over takes Chicago that is more interesting to me. They have the population to do it but I don’t know that the hawks have the hold that the Bulls do.
They really shouldn't, just like how the Mets and Angels are not bigger than the Cubs, or the Islanders and Ducks are not bigger than the Hawks.
Being the only franchise, and one with an internationally, culturally iconic brand in the easily third biggest, richest market of the country should be at least
an automatic #3 valuation ranking every single year for eternity. It would take an immense lack of give-a-sh*tness to take a brand like this in a market like this, which is actually much
more of a basketball town than even the people of this city think, IMO, to fall behind second-tier NY/LA teams, or the Celtics, or the Rockets, or whatever. It'd be a downright Wirtz-ian lack of leadership to let that happen.
I can assure you, however, that the Atlanta Hawks will not be one of those teams that overtakes them. Nobody gives a flying F about the Hawks there. They make less revenue than the Magic.