wco81 wrote:Sure they could do that.
But do you think most owners feel that way?
There are several teams who probably feel they've been victim to unfair officiating. But the NBA is on trying to negotiate at least triple the current TV contract, to start in the 2024 or 2025 season.
I bet owners care a lot more about that. They want to win rings but they want to make money more.
Unfortunately, the NBA needs high TV ratings, especially in the playoffs including the Finals. Warriors had good ratings in their Finals series every year until the last one, vs. Toronto. That set TV ratings records in Canada but not so much in the US.
Ratings for last year's Finals weren't that great even with the Lakers playing. But odds are better with them or some other big market team involved.
You are correct but Championships raise your teams profile and overall value which team owners also care about, and likely even more. The more the successful the team the more money you make.