Michael Beasley has officially committed to play in the BIG3 league with 3’s Company this summer, Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw tweets. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears recently reported Beasley was expected to play in the league. The former No. 2 pick, who last played in the NBA with the Lakers during the 2018/19 season, has hired agent Andre Buck and will continue pursuing an NBA comeback.
We have more from around the basketball world:
- Former NBA player Malcolm Delaney will miss the remainder of Olimpio Milano’s season due to an abdominal injury, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando tweets. Delaney won’t return to Milan next season. “Two special years, in which I played in two of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of, but with a lot of bad luck,” Delaney said. “I enjoyed my experience in Milan, on and off the court.”
- Timberwolves rookie Leandro Bolmaro and Pacers rookie Chris Duarte will be among the coaches at the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas camp next week, according to an NBA press release. The camp will be held from Monday to Thursday in San Luis Potosí, Mexico and will bring together the top high-school age boys and girls from Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean.
- This year’s EuroLeague First Team selections have a distinct NBA flavor. NBA veterans Mike James, Shane Larkin and Nikola Mirotic were all selected to the First Team along with Walter Tavares and Sasha Vezenkov, Eurohoops.net tweets.
- Ticket prices around the NBA continue to rise as attendance drops, Josh Kosman and Brian Lewis of the New York Post report. According to the Post, fans are now paying an average of $109 per ticket, an 18.6% increase since 2018/19. However, the number of paid fans at arenas has dropped 7.1% to 13,603 per game. Those numbers could impact the league’s negotiations with its broadcast partners.
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Interesting NYPost article on league finances.
There are many quotes from “sources” and there is a “shock” editorial slant in general. One could debate the source or the sources but I believe the math basically. Their language:
“…internal NBA data exclusively obtained by The Post…”
The text compares this year to the last non-covid year 2018/19, as it should, but the fine chart compares this year to last year. This is a possible flaw, but it still supports the idea that prices rise while both attendance and tv ratings fall.
Reasons why are suggested without getting editorially hysterical about them, thanks for that. The big surprise though was Silver’s goal for new tv negotiations for 2025. Reportedly he wants $9 Billion annually, a rise from the current $2.66 Billion from ABC/ESPN & Turner/TNT. Media rights are claimed to account for 70% of league revenues.
A revenue doubling?— fork it over fans.
TV ratings falling makes sense, just b/c cable subscribers overall have dropped a significant percentage just in the last 3 years. The NBA still is usually in the top 2-3 for cable on their nationally televised games, if not the top spot
What gets me is paid for empty seats. Give your ticket to someone. Miami!!!!
My season tickets actually dropped in price this season and next season. There are times I cant give a ticket away, and it’s very co fusing what games sell or dont, and for what prices. I made double for the first round d than u did for the games against Philly, which were impossible to sell, especially the first 2 games (I would have probably just gone to these if I wasnt in a cast right now). I did make a profit this year for the first time (after the pandemic took that away from me when they went to the finals a couple of years ago). I think that probably is b/c I was Miro willing to lose some money on certain games that were hard for me to get to, for health reasons, but I also did notice certain games being more expensive than usual. That being said, I would also say the top end games were cheaper than usual, so theres some sort of balance there. I think next year might be more normal as things have eased up in peoples minds pandemic wise, in terms of people being more willing to do stuff
*sogh* this was one of the most typo, autocorrect laden posts I’ve made lol