Definition: BRI generally is the income received by the NBA, NBA Properties or NBA Media Ventures as a result of basketball operations. This includes: regular-season gate receipts; broadcast rights; exhibition game proceeds; playoff gate receipts; novelty, program and concession sales (at the arena and in team-identified stores within proximity of an NBA arena); parking; proceeds from team sponsorships; proceeds from team promotions; arena club revenues; proceeds from summer camps; proceeds from non-NBA basketball tournaments; proceeds from mascot and dance team appearances; proceeds from beverage sale rights; 40 percent of proceeds from arena signage; 40 percent of proceeds from luxury suites; 45-50 percent of proceeds from arena naming rights; proceeds from other premium seat licenses; proceeds received by NBA Properties, including international television, sponsorships, revenues from NBA Entertainment, the All-Star Game, the McDonald’s Championship and other NBA special events. Specifically not included in BRI are proceeds from the grant of expansion teams, fines, and revenue sharing (e.g. luxury tax).
Winners: Big win for the owners, given the $370 million, $340 million and $300 million losses claimed the previous three years because of the 2005 BRI agreement that was ridiculously tilted in the players’ favor. Each percentage point equates to roughly $40 million, which means at least $240 million in additional revenue each year for the owners compared to the previous deal.
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