The NBA and the Single Entity Defense: A Better Case?

Academic Article


  • This Article will explore the relationship between the National Basketball Association, its independently-owned teams, and associated corporate entities, including the Women’s NBA, NBA Properties, NBA Developmental League, NBA China, and single entity analysis under section 1 of the Sherman Act. Section 1 chiefly aims to prevent competitors from combining their economic power in ways that unduly impair competition or harm consumers, be it in terms of raised prices, diminished quality, or limited choices. Single entities are exempt from section 1 because they are considered “one,” rather than competitors, and thus their collaboration does not implicate anticompetitive concerns.
  • Authors


    Publication Date

  • 2010
  • Keywords

  • American Needle
  • American Needle v. NFL
  • Antitrust
  • Congress
  • NBA
  • NBA China
  • NBA Developmental League
  • National Basketball Association
  • Sherman Act
  • Single Entity
  • Women's NBA
  • anti-trust
  • basketball
  • monopoly
  • Start Page

  • 39
  • End Page

  • 61
  • Volume

  • 1