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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Lakers Had Largest Financial Loss From Hiatus

Lakers Had Largest Financial Loss From Hiatus

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All 30 NBA teams suffered financially from the shutdown, but the Lakers were impacted more than anyone, writes Bill Shea of The Athletic. Figures released by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based sports business intelligence firm, show the league lost $694MM from the cancellation of 258 regular-season games.

The Lakers missed out on revenue from 10 home games, tied for the most in the league, which cost the franchise an estimated $52.7MM.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:29 am    Post subject:

Doesn't come as a surprise that the team which makes the most money from TV rights, ticket sales and corporate sponsorships would have the most to lose if the games weren't being played in the normal settings.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject:

I’m not that familiar with the league revenue sharing plan, will the organization still have to share?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject:

I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:03 pm    Post subject:

I wonder if there will be tons of mid tier players that won't get paid off-season, especially if we are still playing in the bubble.
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I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.


I can't tell if we are a poor franchise (because ownership is relatively poor) or a rich one.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:56 pm    Post subject:

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I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.


I can't tell if we are a poor franchise (because ownership is relatively poor) or a rich one.


Ownership is not relatively poor; the Buss family trust can be considered "relatively" poor, but the other ~1/4 to a 1/3rd of the team is owned by your standard multi-billionaires. While the exact mechanics of contributions are opaque to us, a standard agreement would have them contributing their fair share.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:02 pm    Post subject:

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Doesn't come as a surprise that the team which makes the most money from TV rights, ticket sales and corporate sponsorships would have the most to lose if the games weren't being played in the normal settings.

Exactly. The top 5 teams who lost money where all big markets
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I’m not that familiar with the league revenue sharing plan, will the organization still have to share?


Not a bad point VLF! Do the league averages the loss like they share the profits?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:03 pm    Post subject:

Set up a Go Fund Me....they brought it home and I for one am willing to pay my proper respects!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:38 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
I’m not that familiar with the league revenue sharing plan, will the organization still have to share?


Not a bad point VLF! Do the league averages the loss like they share the profits?


Man, wouldn't that stick in the craw of Dan Gilbert.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:00 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
32 wrote:
I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.


I can't tell if we are a poor franchise (because ownership is relatively poor) or a rich one.



1. As a fan, it doesn't matter. The Lakers have always been willing to spend on players, which is all that matters.

2. The Buss Family owns 66% of the Lakers. They aren't Mark Cuban rich, but each of them is rich because they were born to the right parents.
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CandyCanes wrote:
32 wrote:
I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.


I can't tell if we are a poor franchise (because ownership is relatively poor) or a rich one.



1. As a fan, it doesn't matter. The Lakers have always been willing to spend on players, which is all that matters.

2. The Buss Family owns 66% of the Lakers. They aren't Mark Cuban rich, but each of them is rich because they were born to the right parents.


I remember the organization getting cheap with scouts and trainers during the 2011 lockout...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:02 am    Post subject:

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governator wrote:
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I’m not that familiar with the league revenue sharing plan, will the organization still have to share?


Not a bad point VLF! Do the league averages the loss like they share the profits?


Man, wouldn't that stick in the craw of Dan Gilbert.


I know that an organization has to reach the league average in revenue to receive revenue sharing, obviously that average would be pretty low this season.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject:

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CandyCanes wrote:
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I read an article a few days ago that said despite the loss it will have only have minimal effect on the Lakers because they have the Time Warner Cable contract.


I can't tell if we are a poor franchise (because ownership is relatively poor) or a rich one.



1. As a fan, it doesn't matter. The Lakers have always been willing to spend on players, which is all that matters.

2. The Buss Family owns 66% of the Lakers. They aren't Mark Cuban rich, but each of them is rich because they were born to the right parents.


I remember the organization getting cheap with scouts and trainers during the 2011 lockout...


And during the 3 peat. Too cheap to sign Jones so they traded him for Rice. Too cheap to pay Rice so they traded him for Grant. Too cheap to sign Grant so he walked. Cut Brian Shaw to save money and traded away first round picks to save money. Dr. Buss would pay for stars but cut pennies everywhere else that he could. Considering that he didn’t have Microsoft money to fall back on, it is understandable.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject:

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And during the 3 peat. Too cheap to sign Jones so they traded him for Rice. Too cheap to pay Rice so they traded him for Grant. Too cheap to sign Grant so he walked. Cut Brian Shaw to save money and traded away first round picks to save money. Dr. Buss would pay for stars but cut pennies everywhere else that he could. Considering that he didn’t have Microsoft money to fall back on, it is understandable.


This was luxury tax avoidance more than billions of dollars being an issue.

But yes, I hated all of these moves, especially the Brian Shaw one.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject:

Agree, but they were easy to understand. The Lakers just don’t have deep pockets.
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