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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The same thing again if you take the Knicks out of it altogether


The ten highest individual non-Knick team luxury tax payments of all time:

1) 2013/14 Brooklyn Nets: $89,582,458 (assuming that Jason Collins signs for the remainder of the season on 4th March, his first allowable opportunity)
2) 2002/03 Portland Trail Blazers: $51,971,000 (rounded only to the nearest $1,000)
3) 2012/13 L.A. Lakers: $29,259,739
4) 2003/04 Portland Trail Blazers: $28,846,436
5) 2003/04 Dallas Mavericks: $25,031,932
6) 2008/09 Dallas Mavericks: $23,611,661
7) 2009/10 L.A. Lakers: $21,430,778
8) 2010/11 Orlando Magic: $20,147,413
9) 2010/11 L.A. Lakers: $19,923,772
10) 2007/08 Dallas Mavericks: $19,613,295



The records of those respective teams:

1) 2013/14 Brooklyn Nets: 26-29
2) 2002/03 Portland Trail Blazers: 50-32
3) 2012/13 L.A. Lakers: 45-37
4) 2003/04 Portland Trail Blazers: 41-41
5) 2003/04 Dallas Mavericks: 52-30
6) 2008/09 Dallas Mavericks: 50-32
7) 2009/10 L.A. Lakers: 57-25
8) 2010/11 Orlando Magic: 37-29
9) 2010/11 L.A. Lakers: 57-25
10) 2007/08 Dallas Mavericks: 51-31



Total expenditure: $329,418,484


Total record: 466-311


Well so it does.

1 comment:

  1. Uhm... Ok. So I'll adjust my previous statement: Luxury Tax is a New York City issue.
    In next CBA, NBA could simplify things a lot by simply stating that NYC teams must pay a forfetaire tax of 80M$ each, per year. Other 28 franchises just ignore this and do their biz as they please.

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