Not that it comes as much of a surprise but the number crunchers at Huffington Post did a little NBA lockout arithmetic to find out which franchises would suffer the most from a prolonged lockout. As you might expect the Lakers top the list of teams that stand to lose the most in revenue should the labor strife strip all 41 home dates for the 2010-11 season.
You can see the graph illustrating the NBA’s biggest lockout losers here.
After the Lake Show the Knicks are a very close second with Miami a respectable third. After those three franchises the decline is steep.
The drastic difference in profitability among NBA franchises is vast and shows exactly why we’re looking at a lengthy work stoppage. Hopefully the entire season won’t fall prey to the lockout but it’s not looking good. Not with these types of figures. Not with the Clippers and Warriors generating almost as much revenue as the Mavs and Celtics. And certainly not with both sides committed to meeting only once a month to try and hammer out a new CBA.