Despite a miserable campaign, the Lakers were the most profitable franchise in the
According to a memo distributed to teams by the NBA, the Lakers project to earn a $158.3-million profit for the 2013-14 season, before tax and revenue sharing.
The Lakers will also pay $8.7 million in luxury taxes and contribute $49.6 million into NBA's revenue sharing, reducing their profits to $100.1 million -- which is still $38.5 million ahead of the Bulls' net of $61.6 million.
The Nets will pay a $90.1-million tax bill, along with $2.7 million in revenue sharing, resulting in a massive $144.3-million loss.
The Clippers, first-time taxpayers, gave up $1.4 million in taxes and $7.2 million in revenue sharing, netting $21.7 million.
Twenty-one teams project to finish with a positive cash flow, up from 17 before taxes and revenue sharing.