To say that big-market teams run the NBA would be a gross understatement.
For instance, of the 65 NBA Finals that have taken place in the sport's history, 33 have been won by the large-market Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics franchises, alone.
Today we see teams in the largest cities and markets collecting the majority of current stars, who are captivated by the allure of bright lights and big endorsement deals.
Not all of the big boys are successful, however, as some large markets have struggled to produce quality teams and attract top stars.
Here are the top 10 big-market teams* ranked by historical success.
*Market sizes were defined by sportsmediawatch.com, and only the top 10 were ranked.