If you’re one of the millions who love basketball, you pretty much know that the greatest league in the world is the NBA. The National Basketball Association has been established for the greatest athletes in the world. The league is composed of thirty teams based on thirty cities across America. Some of these teams are based on big-name cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles. But of course, there are also those based on lesser-known towns, examples of which are Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and Minnesota. Nonetheless, basketball is still basketball, wherever it may be.
If you’ve been watching the NBA for a while now, you do understand that their brand of basketball isn’t just grounded on the basis of, well, basketball. Money, trades, signings, and drafts–they can all contribute to the current movements in the league. These days, it isn’t just a league anymore; it’s a conglomerate.
The new brand of entertainment in basketball is not only the things that you see on the court, but also the things that you hear and read about it. Want to experience this generation’s sports entertainment? A good idea can be going online and reading up on your teams. How can the Heat sign Lebron? Why did the Grizzlies trade Gasol for spare change? How much salary cap space do the Bulls still have? You may find some things are a lot more interesting when the ball stops rolling and the agents start talking. Some players may say that they’re still playing for the love of the game; but behind the cameras, they’re demanding multi-million contracts from their teams. Is this a bad thing? For us who watch, no it isn’t. But for the teams paying the players, yes it is. More or less, money can affect a team’s performance on the court. How, you may ask? Well for starters, teams with the most money to spend can sign the best players. The best teams have more than one eight-figure salary players on their rosters.