Kansas City needs a billionaire to get an NBA team or it’ll go to Las Vegas

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan responds to a question during a 2014 news conference at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer | Tribune News Service via Getty Images It’s as simple as A-B-C-D. That’s how former National Basketball Association team president Andy Dolich explained it when discussing the four … Read more

Following viewership hit during 2020 Finals, NBA has best opening week since 2012

Wesley Matthews #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. John McCoy | Getty Images After suffering a ratings decline for its championship series, the National Basketball Association is celebrating its most-watched opening week since 2012, led by … Read more

Milwaukee Bucks credit ‘Giannis effect’ for uptick in business, now rethinking jersey patch plans

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks Gregory Shamus | Getty Images The Milwaukee Bucks crediting a boost in merchandise sales to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just moments after the National Basketball Association’s reigning MVP posted on his Instagram account that he’s staying with the team until at least 2026, the “Giannis effect” went into overdrive, especially around … Read more

New NBA owner Ryan Smith turned down several chances to buy teams to wait for the Jazz

Ryan Smith CEO of Qualtrics and Co-Founder of 5 for the Fight speak at the press conference to announce the renewal of the Five for the Fight Qualtrics Jersey Patch through the 2022-2023 season on October 21, 2019 at Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melissa Majchrzak | National Basketball Association | … Read more

NBA may get creative with scheduling if next season boosts viewership

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against the LA Clippers during the second quarter of the game at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images It really will be a tale of two halves for … Read more

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