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Six NBA franchises in the world's top ten best paid sports teams

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The 2016 television deal has seen a huge spike in the money exchanging hands in the NBA. The recent summer saw players getting paid at a record level and the assembly of league's first 'big-four'.

Salary caps took a huge spike, allowing the Warriors to add Kevin Durant to their already stacked roster, and are set to increase again next year. And the NBA's new income has certainly shown up in a recent Sporting Intelligence study.

The study looked at the highest paid teams across the world of sport and saw that a stunning six out of the top ten were NBA franchises.

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Cleveland, who won their first title last season and have the sport's best player in LeBron James, were number one, paying each player on average £125,883 per week, which accumulates to £6,545,934.

Of course, the huge salaries of LeBron, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, who all make between £24 million and £12 million a year, will have a huge part to play.

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Behind MLB franchise the New York Yankees but ahead of Manchester United come the L.A. Clippers in third place; paying out an average £111,346 per week.

The Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs are the other organisations that make it into the top ten.

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