FEATURE: The Most Valuable Teams In The NBA! [KingpinTV.net]

The NBA is one of the more profitable sports organizations, but just how much are these franchises really worth? Forbes.com released a list of 11 NBA teams that are worth over a billion dollars. See if your team made it.

Forbes reports that the average NBA team is worth about $1.1 billion dollars, which is a 74% jump from just last year. In 2014, the NBA made $4.8b in revenue (that’s about $160 million per team) including $350m from international buyers. Teams averaged about $23.1m in operating profit, with the exclusion of teams like the Los Angeles Lakers with $104m. And with multi-billion dollar network contracts – national and local – the league and teams have cashed in regardless of records and standings.

The Lakers top this year’s list with an estimated $2.6b in worth; up 93% from last year. They brought in $293m in revenue and even with a not-so-great previous season, they still got a check for $125m from their contract with Time Warner. The New York Knicks slide in at number two with a value of $2.5b; up 79%. Their income fell 45% this year and paid a hefty luxury tax bill ($36m), but they remain the team with the largest TV audience in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls ($2b), Boston Celtics ($1.7b) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6b) conclude the Top 5. New Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, overspent on the team but his buy shot them up 178% in worth within a year.

Following them are the Brooklyn Nets, who are up for sale this year after taking a record hit of a $99m loss due to salaries and a $91m luxury tax bill. The Nets are worth $1.5b. In seventh place are the Golden State Warriors at $1.3b, trailed by the Houston Rockets ($1.25b), Miami Heat ($1.175), Dallas Mavericks ($1.15b) and the San Antonio Spurs ($1b).

It’s no wonder players are going for more than a hundred million dollars. Team owners are seeing a huge percentage of these billions, while the people actually making them relevant are getting a fraction of it. And here I thought, the players were greedy. Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen says there’s also a huge tax break in a team purchase. He writes, “Owners can deduct the value of the intangible assets in the deal over 15 years after a transaction.” In laymen’s terms, they can subtract any trademarks, patents, copyrights etc… from what they owe the government which is basically the team “because 90% or more of the (team) purchase price can typically be deemed an intangible asset with a sports team,” Badenhausen concludes.

I think I’m in the wrong business. (Kamela)

 

Sources Cited:

Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA’s Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion: Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes.com

Forbes: Team Values Rose 72 percent: Darren Rovell, ESPN.com

 

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VIDEO: Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar (starring Karrueche) – “Autumn Leaves” [KingpinTV.net]

 

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NEWS: Raptors’ Kyle Lowry NBA All-Star Starter! [KingpinTV.net]

Kyle Lowry’s abundant talents have made him an NBA all-star. Social media helped make him a starter in the league’s marquee mid-season showcase.

With a huge late surge fuelled by votes cast through Twitter and other sites, the Raptors point guard will start for the Eastern Conference in the Feb. 15 all-star game at Madison Square Garden.

The 28-year-old Lowry, who garnered Twitter support from the likes of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Toronto Mayor John Tory and federal opposition leader Justin Trudeau Continue reading

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NEWS: A$AP Yams, Founding A$AP Mob Member, Passes Away! [KingpinTV.net]

ASAP Yams

ASAP Yams, the co-founder and managerial visionary of ASAP Mob, has died. No further details are available at the moment, but several members of ASAP Mob have confirmed his death on social media. He was 26 years old.

Yams, born Steven Rodriguez, grew up in Harlem and became obsessed with rap music at an early age. As a teenager, he interned with Harlem’s legendary Diplomats Records, began managing some local producers, and sold mixtapes on the side. In 2007, at age 17, he co-founded ASAP Mob with ASAP Bari and ASAP Illz; they linked up with ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg a year later. By 2010 Yams was becoming an online tastemaker due to his Tumblr; by 2011, Rocky’s “Purple Swag” and “Peso” put the group on the map and the crew began signing major-label deals; and by 2013, Rocky’s official debut album Long.Live.A$AP debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. That rise can partly be attributed to Yams’ business savvy and aesthetic vision. He was a behind-the-scenes guy who ASAP Mob’s publicist once described as “the backbone of the operation.”

In a 2013 New York Times profile that compared him to hip-hop moguls Puff Daddy, Damon Dash, and Irv Gotti, Yams called himself the Yoda to Rocky’s Luke Skywalker, while Rocky called Yams the “director” of their collective. Yams was described as a voracious student of hip-hop history who had a deep understanding of regional scenes around the country. Wrote Times reporter Jon Caramanica:

Much of what you hear in Rocky — a fully assimilated take on hip-hop styles from across the country and from across time periods — can be traced back to Yams, who spent his formative years studying the genre, then learning how to transmit his taste to others. Hip-hop has long been obsessed with fealty to a specific place and time, and Yams’s vision of the genre as an open house, not a fortress, qualifies as a radical one.

The profile also indicated that Yams had a penchant for “living on the edge” and once almost choked on his own vomit while high on syrup and Xanax at Coachella. Still, for all his wildness, Yams was described as “the solid center that anchors Rocky’s trips to the margins.” His role in shaping the group — and to modern hip-hop at large — was unquantifiable but undeniable.

Below, see tributes from ASAP Mob members and other figures including Drake, Azealia Banks, and M.I.A.

R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER

A photo posted by PRETTY FLACKO (@asvpxrocky) on

R.i.P Bro see you in paradise #asapferg #asapmob #cozyboy #yamborgini #yamz

A photo posted by asapferg (@asapferg) on

ALWAYS STRIVE AND PROSPER. RIP YAMS

A photo posted by A$AP Mob (@asapmob) on

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MOVIE TRAILER: “Mannish Boy”

Set in the 1970’s, 21 year old Bobby Mayhill struggles to find guidance as his older brother Tommy serves a six year sentence for assault on a police officer. Abandoned during pivotal years of his youth, Bobby becomes troubled and is following in the footsteps of his older brother. Upon Tommy’s release, he finds out about Bobby’s involvement with Jason, an old friend, and must now give Bobby a way out of the crime surrounding the streets of Brooklyn, New York. However, it becomes unclear who the real enemy is as Tommy’s past with the law catches up with him.

MANNISH BOY
coming to screens soon…

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NEWS: After ABC7 Breaks News Of Solicitation Arrest In D.C., Basketball Analyst Greg Anthony Suspended By CBS! [KingpinTV.net]

After it was first reported by ABC7 News, District of Columbia police confirmed that CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.

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VIDEO: Mally Mall ft. Migos & Rayven Justice – “2 Piece” [KingpinTV.net]

I don’t think they are talking about a 2 piece, fries and a biscuit….

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INSIGHT: Andrew Wiggins Is Coming! [KingpinTV.net]

Bloggers note: I decided to bring attention to the young Canadian who is quietly running away with becoming the NBA’s Rookie of the year

It has been a uniquely different road to the NBA for Andrew Wiggins.

Born in 1995 (Ironically the year the Toronto Raptors entered the NBA) in the Toronto suburb of Vaughan Ontario to parents who were athletes themselves, Continue reading

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NEWS: Wife Chops Off Cheating Husband’s Penis, Twice! [KingpinTV.net]

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

A jealous wife in China chopped off her cheating husband’s penis as he slept, then Continue reading

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NEWS: The Weeknd Arrested For Punching Police Officer! [KingpinTV.net]

R&B singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas … after he was accused of punching a cop.

Law enforcement sources tell us a fight allegedly involving Weeknd started inside the Cromwell Hotel around 4:20 AM … and when they arrived, the fight was still raging.

We’re told cops attempted to break up the fight, and one of them pulled the singer into an elevator during the scuffle. That’s when Weeknd allegedly punched him in the head.

The singer — best known for his duet “Love Me Harder” with Ariana Grande — was instantly hauled off to jail for battery of a protected person.

After he was bailed out … Weeknd posted a pic of himself boarding a private jet with the caption, “escaped from Las Vegas.”

(TMZ)


 

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FREESTYLE: B-Square – “Hood Billionaire” [KingpinTV.net]

Freestyle from up and coming Trump Tight Recording Artist B-Sqaure.

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NEWS: Miss BumBum Contestant Reveals The Shocking Damage Caused By Fillers Injected To Give Her A Bigger Bottom And Thighs! [KingpinTV.net]

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Bloggers note: I spoke on this a while back CLICK HERE

A model whose bottom came second in Brazil’s Miss BumBum beauty contest has revealed the terrible harm plastic surgery wreaked on her body.

Andressa Urach, 27, spent a month in intensive care and feared she would lose her Continue reading

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NEWS: Love & Hip Hop Atlanta | Rasheeda & Kirk Frost Fired; Joseline Hernandez Suspended; Spin-Off & More! [KingpinTV.net]

According to sources Rasheeda and Kirk Frost have been fired from the new season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Waka Flocka Flame and Tammy Rivera won’t be back either as we previously reported they have their own spin-off. Thankfully Kalenna Harper and her butler/roommate/husband Tony Vick won’t be back either as they were not asked to come back.

The guests will include Lil Scrappy, Bambi, Momma Dee, Stevie J, Erica Pinkett (WHY?) and Yung Joc will all return for Season 4. As we reported Nivea was added as a new cast member.

Allegedly Nikko will also return with his wife. Interesting.

Benzino and his fiancée Althea Eaton were fired because they pushed one of the producers during the reunion fight. Others believe it was because they provoked Joseline and Stevie J, remember that Benzino said, “It’s that coke”, referring to Stevie J? Well Stevie J recently failed TEN drug test in SIX months and was ordered to attend rehab, so Benzino was telling the truth. There are also reports that Joseline Hernandez was suspended for the first FOUR episodes for her participation on the LHHATL reunion rumble, meaning she will not get paid or appear in those episodes.

The current season includes Joseline Hernandez, Erica Dixon, Karlie Redd, Mimi Faust and Nivea.

(Reality Wives)

Stay tuned for updates. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.


 

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VIDEO: DeJ Loaf ft. Young Thug & Birdman – “Blood” [KingpinTV.net]

Even with all the Cash Money internal strife, business goes on. Check out Dej Loaf with her brand of Detroit flava.

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NEWS: Chris Rock Files For Divorce! [KingpinTV.net]

Chris Rock and his wife are divorcing after nearly 20 years together. 

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, said in a statement Sunday. “Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties. 

“While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that their privacy and the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives.” 

Rock’s attorney, Robert S. Cohen, confirmed the couple has split. 

“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak,” Cohen said in a statement. “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.” 

The Top Five star, 49, wed Compton-Rock, 45, in 1996. They live in Alpine, New Jersey, with their two daughters together, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10. 

In 2010, they shot down claims that Rock had fathered another child out of wedlock. Three years earlier, the stars defended their “happy” relationship and “beautiful family” amid divorce speculation. 

“The best part is just having a partner,” Rock said in 2007 of being married. “There is no real worst part. I’m not going to say there’s a worst part. I mean, I’m a comedian – comedians like to work alone. So maybe I’m not the ideal guy to be married to, in that sense.”


 

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NEWS: Lil Wayne Threatens Baby And Cash Money With Lawsuit! [KingpinTV.net]

It’s a strange time to be Lil Wayne. His proteges, Drake and Nicki Minaj, are among the biggest rappers in the world; Wayne’s own name still carries enough weight to give Continue reading

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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Lean ft. King Louie – “All Times” [KingpinTV.net]

 

Directed By: Zac Facts

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Enough is Enough Coming Soon….

** CANCON stands for Canadian Content – The music/video must have either a Canadian artist, producer, or created in the country of Canada **

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NEWS: Queen Latifah Plays Santa, Pays Staff Of Her Canceled Show With Own Money! [KingpinTV.net]

 

In November it was revealed The Queen Latifah Show had been canceled after less than two seasons. And with the daytime series wrapping up production just before Christmas, the staff was only scheduled to get paid until the end of this week. But according to E!Online, the 44-year-old host is making sure her laid-off employees have a Merry Christmas and footing the bill for their salaries with her own money through the entire holiday season.

‘I just got word that Latifah is using her own money to pay the show’s crew through the holidays even though production has officially shut down,’ said Continue reading

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NEWS: Bobby Shmurda Arrested For Drug Possession & Shootings! [KingpinTV.net]

Brooklyn native and up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested alongside his group GS9 last night in Manhattan. Upon leaving Quad Studio in Times Square the NYPD Brooklyn Gang Task Force had concluded a lengthy investigation which allegedly involved numerous weapon complaints and narcotics trafficking.

The NYPD hasn’t revealed any information yet as its a closed document case. But various sources reveal $52,000 worth of crack (262 grams of crack), a pound of marijuana, $40K in cash, 3 hand guns, and an AR-15 Riffle were apprehended.

His attorney Howard Greenberg claims this is “a bunch of bullsh*t”. Claiming that Bobby’s only crime is fame. This is due to Howard’s claims that the government hates rap, and by extension rappers. Continue reading

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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Harvey Stripes – “Arrogant” [KingpinTV.net]

 

Directed by Zac Facts for Independent Muscle
Produced by Dunlap

Follow Harvey Stripes on Instagram & Twitter @harveystripes

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http://www.IGOTSTRIPES.com

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NEWS: The Real Reason Diddy Punched Drake In The Face! [KingpinTV.net]

Diddy assaulted Drake early Monday morning because of a feud over a song.

As we reported, Diddy punched Drake at LIV nightclub in Miami Beach, and we were told it was because Diddy felt disrespected by the rapper, and now we know why.

Our sources say, producer Boi-1da had given both Diddy and Drake a song to record more than 8 months ago. We’re told Diddy sat on the song, which frustrated Drake because he wanted to record it. So recently Drake recorded the song on his own and it did well, which pissed Diddy off.

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NEWS: Details On Beanie Sigel Being Shot! [KingpinTV.net]

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has been shot after an apparent fight outside a Jersey Shore home, police tell NBC10. His attorney believes the rapper was not the intended target.

The shooting happened around 9:45 a.m. outside Sigel’s home along the 800 block of Spruce Avenue in Pleasantville, New Jersey, police said.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was hit in the back, his attorney Fortunato Perri, Jr. told NBC10. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and is currently in surgery. Police originally believed Sigel was shot in the stomach.

Perri, Jr. said Sigel had just returned home from dropping his kids off at school when Continue reading

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NEWS: Nipsey Hussle Selling “Mailbox Money” Album For $1000 A Copy! [KingpinTV.net]

Nipsey Hussle announced his “Mailbox Money” project today (December 4) via Instagram. The post reveals the cover art and says the release is slated to drop this month. Nipsey Hussle also discussed the album with MTV today, and says that 100 hardcopies of Mailbox Money will be available to purchase for $1,000 apiece via Proud 2 Pay. Those who purchase the hardcopy version of the album will also be able to attend a listening session for his long-awaited “Victory Lap” album. In addition, Mailbox Money, which he Continue reading

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NEWS: LHHH’s Hazel E. And Comedian Katt Williams Are Dating! [KingpinTV.net]

Well would you look at this here! Looks like Love and Hip Hop Hollywood‘s Hazel E is in love with love, and although things didn’t work out quite the way she wanted to with Yung Berg or Chet Hanks, Hazel E has moved on and is now dating comedian Katt Williams.

After giving her a shout out on stage at one of his comedy shows in Ohio, Hazel E realized Katt’s special acknowledgement raised eyebrows and confirmed the two were an item.

“We met through a mutual acquaintance at an event at The London Hotel in Hollywood. Our relationship has been official for a few weeks,” Hazel E revealed to Sister 2 Sister magazine.

“It’s still new, exciting and refreshing. I still Continue reading

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NEWS: Lil Wayne Says He Wants Off Cash Money, Blames Birdman For “Carter V” Delay! [KingpinTV.net]

Lil Wayne took to Twitter today to voice his frustrations with Cash Money Records and Birdman, who he claims, are the reason for “Tha Carter V” delay. Look at these! These are his exact tweets in regard to his issues with the label.
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WTF VIDEO: Morgan Freeman Observes How People “Fucked Up!” [KingpinTV.net]

It was at this moment…….

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VIDEO: Rick Ross ft. Yo Gotti – “Trap Luv”

 

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NEWS: Jay Z Buys Company His Favorite Champagne “Ace Of Spades”! [KingpinTV.net]

In the late 90′s, you would be hard-pressed to find a more ardent proponent of high-end Champagne Cristal, than Jay Z. Fast forward to 2006, however, and things took a very negative turn when Frederic Rouzaud, managing director of Louis Roederer, the company that produces Cristal, had some not too kind words for his new found Hip-Hop clientele. When asked if Cristal’s growing association with Hip-Hop could tarnish the brand, Rouzaud replied: “That’s a good question, but what can we do? We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business.”

After years of trumpeting the product (presumably with no compensation), Jay Z took great offense at those comments and staged a very Continue reading

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CONCERT VIDEO: T-Pain Performs An Intimate Acoustic Concert Without Autotune, Amazing! [KingpinTV.net]

T-Pain’s fingerprints are all over pop, R&B and hip-hop. He wasn’t the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument — he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers “Deep” well — but it was, as he says, his style. For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts. He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing. He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere.

But somewhere along the way, somebody got it twisted. “People felt like I was using it to sound good,” says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on All Things Considered. “But I was just using it to sound different.”

He just turned 30, but T-Pain has already done enough to drop a greatest hits albumnext week. We asked him if he’d grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what’s really made his career: his voice, and those songs. (NPR Music)

SET LIST

“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
“Up Down (Do This All Day)”
“Drankin’ Patna”


 

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NEWS: Love & Hip Hop Star Rich Dollaz Arrested! [KingpinTV.net]

“Love and Hip Hop” star Rich Dollaz just bought the most expensive burger of his life … it cost him thousands of dollars and his freedom.

Here’s what we know. Dollaz and his pals double parked outside the Edgewater, New Jersey police HQ Sunday night … so they could make a quick burger run to a nearby Five Guys. Cops went over Continue reading

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