Netease Sports reported on October 25:
In the end, the NBA successfully finished the game in the Orlando rematch area and saved a lot of losses, but despite this, they have suffered heavy losses this season.
According to the Associated Press, compared with the pre-season estimate, the NBA has lost 1.5 billion US dollars this season. This includes multiple factors, such as the sudden suspension of the league in March for more than 4 months, the cancellation of 171 regular season games, and More The incident caused a sharp drop in revenue in the Chinese market and nearly $200 million in operating costs in the semi-final zone.
At the same time, the NBA is preparing for the opening of the next season on December 22. It was previously reported that the next season will be on Martin Luther King Day on January 18 next year.
Before the start of the season, the league expected its final total revenue to exceed $8 billion, but it eventually shrank a lot due to multiple crises. However, the successful completion of the semi-finals saved the NBA about $1.5 billion in revenue.
It now appears that there are still many uncertainties about the prospects of the NBA next season and the economic benefits. Because the epidemic is still very serious in the United States, large-scale gatherings are banned, and the NBA’s goal is to allow fans to watch the game next season, which has many practical difficulties.