The Warriors Will Reportedly Lose An Absurd Amount Of Money If They Sweep The Cavs
The Golden State Warriors are currently up 3-0 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and are looking to sweep the series with a win tonight. If the Dubs do indeed sweep the Cavs tonight it will likely cost the team millions of dollars in lost revenue according to a report by ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
In fact, a Game 5 in Oakland alone comes close to paying Steph Curry’s salary for the entire 2016-17 season: $12.1 million. All told, sweeping the series in Cleveland and not returning twice to the Bay Area, as the Warriors did last year for Games 5 and 7, would cost the Warriors’ ownership group more than $22 million.
I highly doubt anyone in the Warriors organization is worried about the lost revenue of two games in the NBA finals but it’s still interesting to see how much money successful NBA teams make during their playoff runs.