Forbes predicts significant jump

Sixth-most valuable NBA franchise will reap benefits of taking home the title

Updated: June 24, 2011, 3:40 PM ET
By Art Garcia | For ESPNDallas.com

Some may argue Mark Cuban essentially bought an NBA title considering the Dallas Mavericks own the league's second-highest payroll. Perhaps. There's also no question that winning a championship is another in a long line of investment successes for the self-made billionaire.

Obviously, more goes into raising a banner than just money -- just ask the New York Knicks. But if one takes a strictly financial view, Cuban and the Mavericks pocketed much more than the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The value ...

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