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The NBA invoices more than 10,000 million dollars in the 2021-2022 season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to grow. the american competition It has billed more than 10,000 million dollars in the


The National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to grow. the american competition It has billed more than 10,000 million dollars in the 2021-2022 seasonthe highest revenue figure in its history, as announced by its commissioner, Adam Silver.

Of the 10,000 million dollars, 8,900 million were generated by clubs and players. “The figures are really important and, considering that we are still dealing with the pandemic, we can say that the NBA has survived the virus,” Silver said.

The increase in billing will represent a growth of 20% compared to the season before Covid-19, when the NBA recorded revenues of 8.3 billion dollars. Also, this season the thirty franchises in the competition have registered a turnover from their commercial branch of more than one billion dollarswhich represented a year-on-year increase of 50%.

The increase in the billing figure is due to the increase in audiences throughout this campaign. This year’s final game, played between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics, drew an average of 12.4 million viewers per game, an increase of 22% from the previous year and a growth of 65% from the previous year. 2020, the year of the pandemic. Overall, one in five Americans in front of television tuned in to the NBA Finals this year and the six most watched programs in June in the United States were the six games of the finals.

In June, the NBA issued debt worth 254 million dollars with the aim of providing capital to three franchises of the competition, whose identity has not transpired. The debt issuance was made using proceeds from media contracts to back the debt, whose total amounts to 7,400 million dollars.

The American basketball league was created in 1946 as a private entity and in 1990 the possibility was included for Canadian teams to also play in this competition. Since the 2004-2005 season, the NBA is made up of 30 franchises that are not relegated, divided into two conferences, the East and the West. The most successful teams are the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, with seventeen titles each.