Warriors leapfrog Lakers to No. 2 on Forbes' valuation list

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The Warriors, according to Forbes, no longer are the third-most valuable franchise in the NBA.

They now hold the No. 2 spot ($4.7 billion), leapfrogging the Los Angeles Lakers ($4.6 billion).

The New York Knicks still are No. 1 at $5 billion.

"The Warriors are the first team since the 1999 Chicago Bulls to break the chokehold the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers have held at the top of the ranking of the NBA’s most valuable teams," Kurt Badenhausen wrote.

Golden State came in third four straight years from 2017 to 2020, was No. 6 in 2016 at $1.9 billion and placed No. 7 in 2015 at $1.3 billion.

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Joe Lacob, Peter Guber and their ownership group bought the team in 2010 for $450 million.

When Chase Center eventually welcomes back sellout crowds for Golden State games, concerts, other sporting events, etc., it's possible that the Warriors ultimately supplant the Knicks for the top ranking.

It also will help if Steph Curry is rocking a Dubs uniform for many years to come.

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