Empirical Economic Bulletin, An Undergraduate Journal


This paper investigates the effects of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement on the competitive balance in the National Basketball Association. It illustrates how the different rules and regulations affected various factors within the sport, and in turn how these alterations affected the competitive balance of the NBA. The goal is to exemplify the importance of NBA factors in the competitive balance of the sport and prevent incorrect manipulation of the industry. The results showed that the 2011 CBA did little to none in terms of improving the level of competitive balance within the NBA. All of the factors that were changed by the 2011 CBA countered one another in the efforts to increase competitive balance, however all of these factors showed to be statistically significant towards affecting competitive balance.