Warriors

Warriors

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

In February, Forbes valued the franchise at $4.3 billion -- up $800 million from the year before.

So where does that valuation rank among all sports franchises in the world?

The answer to that question is ...

... No. 5.

According to Forbes, only the Dallas Cowboys ($5.5 billion), New York Yankees ($5 billion), New York Knicks ($4.6 billion) and Los Angeles Lakers ($4.4) are worth more.

“Forbes is more of a general indicator," Lacob told Bill Shea of The Athletic in March. "Its revenue estimates are understated for Golden State. We have much more revenue than the Knicks and Lakers.

“These are all estimates. I have no idea how they come up with these numbers. I’ve heard they talk to people at the NBA and maybe certain teams. Maybe (they’re accurate) on a relative basis in terms of the values. On an absolute basis, that’s up for debate.”

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Also, if you're calling around trying to get your hands on several billions, quit while you're ahead.

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You have no chance of owning the Golden State Warriors.

"I am never going to sell," Lacob told Shea.

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