July 17, 2014
Forbes Announces Most Valuable Global Sports Teams
The ESPYS went down the evening of July 16, where the best of the best of what has been a scintillating sports season were rewarded and awarded for giving sports journos and fans so much to talk about. It was hosted by Drake.
Speaking of journos, ESPN’s Stuart Scott was honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award for his unbreakable spirit as he continues his battle against a form of cancer.
His inspirational speech was arguably the most poignant segment at the awards ceremony.
Kevin Durant won the the coveted Best Male Athlete of the Year, beating out Peyton Manning,Â Miguel Cabrera, and Floyd Mayweather. Best female athlete of the year went to theÂ UFC‘s Ronda Rousey. She was selected over Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart,Â and skier Mikaela Shiffren.
But does a successful season actually increase a team’s financial worth? Forbes recently published its list of the 50 most valuable sports teams across the world and despite their banner season, the Seahawks didn’t crack the top 15.
Let’s take a look at the ones that did. Bear in mind because of all the drama still going on with the Los Angeles Clippers, the team’s reported $2 billion price tag is still not yet a done deal.