The NBA has a chance to prove itself as a legitimate force in the sports world with a big, bold plan to change the game.
Article By Kevin Ragan, Associated PressThe NBA is poised to make an unprecedented turnaround in its history.
For the first time since the league’s founding, it plans to begin offering tickets to the 2016-17 season for less than $20.
The league’s decision to make its 2016-19 season a free event has been applauded by fans who want more options to watch their favorite teams play at home and to catch some action in front of their television sets.
But there are also concerns about how the NBA will make that possible.
It could make its first sale of tickets to games in less than three weeks, and it might not be able to get tickets for a large majority of the season.
The NBA’s new plan also could raise the stakes for the league as it tries to make it through the summer of 2020 without the help of its most profitable asset: its television rights deal.
The deal is worth about $200 million a year, with the league getting about half of the revenue.
That’s where the NBA’s $1.8 billion annual TV revenue comes from.
The remaining money goes to a variety of teams, but the majority of it comes from the NBA.
So far, the league has not made any money from the television deal and is not on track to break even.
The money is the key to the NBA moving forward.
It’s where fans and owners make the biggest gains, as well as what will ultimately drive revenue growth for the NBA as it becomes more profitable.
So far, though, the NBA has not taken any of the money, and the league and its owners have been in talks about whether to continue the talks, a person familiar with the situation said.
The league and owners have not announced any final decision yet.
The new plan has been described as a “revolution” in the NBA and a step toward a more competitive business, but it’s also a bold move by the league, which has been criticized for its failure to build a television deal with a rival league.
The $20 price tag is a huge hurdle to overcome for the NFL, which is also planning to offer tickets for its first-round playoff games for about $25.
And the $100 ticket price could cause problems for a variety other NBA teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks.
The first-place Los Angeles Lakers, which play the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, are expected to make a big profit on the new ticket plan, with a profit margin of more than 10 percent, according to an NBA source.
The Lakers already have sold more than 1.2 million tickets to their games, and there are more than 3 million tickets remaining for the Lakers’ regular-season opener against the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves are expected at least to make some money, according the NBA source, who asked not to be identified discussing the talks.
The New York Rangers and Washington Wizards, both of whom have struggled to sell tickets for games in recent seasons, are likely to make money, with profits of between $50 million and $60 million, according one NBA source familiar with their financials.
The biggest risk for the League is that it will fail to break the $1 billion mark, as many sports leagues do, with an annual loss of about $30 million, the source said.
The plan would also have major implications for the rest of the NBA, where many teams have struggled financially in recent years.
The League is expected to bring in $1,200 million in revenue from ticket sales and concessions, which could increase revenue by about $1 million, a source familiar and speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks were private said.
That revenue would come mostly from the league itself, which would benefit from the sale of advertising and sponsorship deals.
That revenue would also come mostly through TV rights, which are already in the $4 billion to $5 billion range.
The most lucrative aspect of the new plan is the money it could generate for the teams.
The new ticket pricing would likely result in an additional $300 million for the most profitable teams, which include the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, according an NBA sources familiar with those figures.
That’s a large chunk of the overall revenue, and those numbers would add up to a lot more than the $2.6 billion the league made last year.
That number includes the $150 million the league earned in advertising revenue.
The NFL is in the middle of a similar plan, and its profit margins are already at about 10 percent.
The $1-billion-plus figure could go down even further.
The two-year, $1 and $5 ticket price changes could also raise questions about whether the league will be able at some point to raise revenue.
The NBA is still looking to raise more than $300 billion, according a source with knowledge