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The NBA championship will cost the Boston Celtics 11 million in luxury taxes

Lyou Celtics were below the line of the luxury tax on redemption deadline day. But the incentive-laden contract of Jaylen Brown includes a champio

The NBA championship will cost the Boston Celtics 11 million in luxury taxes


Lyou Celtics were below the line of the luxury tax on redemption deadline day. But the incentive-laden contract of Jaylen Brown includes a championship bonus. If Boston wins the title, that would push the salary of his team back to the tax.

As Marks said, to the Celtics definitely won’t mind paying the tax if they win the championship. Your luxury tax bill would be small, anyway.

But more importantly, they would miss out on tax money normally doled out to non-tax paying teams: about 11 million this year.

Who gets the Celtics tax money?

That will be a benefit to others teams that do not pay taxes, that they would get a few hundred thousand dollars extra by including the boston tax payments and split the pot into 22 instead of 23. Therefore, the League owners have incentives to cheer for the Celtics in the Finals.

The coin is in the air

For now, Boston is at the forefront in its quest for its 17th titlehaving won two of the three Finals games played so far.

With respect to Golden State, despite not having even half of the championships of its rival on dutythe fact that in 2018 he won the last of the six in his showcases, gives him some support that perhaps can get up and reverse the panorama.

Now, as far as the economic aspect is concerned, it is estimated that the new champion of the NBA would receive an income of more than 5 million dollars as an indirect prize to be distributed among the players who play the playoffs, this according to the criteria of the players union (NBPA).

Money between incentives and taxes

However, in case champions come out, because Jaylen Brown’s contract is loaded with incentives and with a special bonus in case of becoming champion, which increases his salary and also the amount of money in taxes that the club must pay, which is would translate into about 11 million dollars.

In this sense, the other teams that don’t pay the so-called luxury tax would get several hundred thousand dollars extra when the league distributes a percentage of the profits obtained during the season.