The NBA above all else, is a business. It’s a business before it’s a basketball league. This is because if the NBA, the people who own the team, and the networks that broadcast the games, aren’t making money then the league can’t exist. This is something that should be considered when the question is posed “should Louisville have an NBA team”?
In the past five years there has been a lot of rumors and speculation that there may be an NBA team headed to Louisville in the future. And on the surface it would make a lot of sense. The KFC Yum! Center is relatively new, Kentucky is a state that loves basketball both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky have beloved basketball teams, and the city of Louisville is growing both economically and in popularity.
However, with the average NBA team being worth 1.1 billion dollars…
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