Forbes: Celtics Fifth Most Valuable Team

Around these parts, you couldn't put a price on the Boston Celtics, at least from a sentimental standpoint. They have meant so much to the city of Boston, bringing Beantown a total of 17 NBA championships, more than any other team.

But in the real world, you can certainly put a dollar figure on the team. According to a Forbes report, the Celtics are the fifth most valuable team in the National Basketball Association, currently worth $482 million -- up seven percent from last year.

While the Celtics are more valuable than 25 other teams in the league, there's a huge gap between them at No. 5 and the league's most valuable team. Without much surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers are worth the most at $900 million. The New York Knicks are the second most valuable franchise ($780 million) while the Chicago Bulls are third ($600 million) and the Dallas Mavericks are fourth ($497 million).

On the other end of the chart, the Milwaukee Bucks are the league's least valuable team at $268 million. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't far behind (or, ahead I suppose), worth $269 million, and the Atlanta Hawks are worth $270 million.

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