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Let them take home cake

Every season, the NBA's top teams share some "playoff pool" money from the League. This year, that pool is $12 million. (As opposed to Gilbert Arenas' pool, which reportedly only cost $1 million.) And here's how it gets handed out, per the NBA:

  • Best Record in NBA: $346,105

  • Best Record in Conference: $302,841 each

  • Second Best Record in Conference: $243,411 each

  • Third Best Record in Conference: $181,706 each

  • Fourth Best Record in Conference: $142,800 each

  • Fifth Best record in Conference: $118,990 each

  • Sixth Best Record in Conference: $81,157 each

  • Teams Participating in First Round: $179,092 each

  • Teams Participating in Conference Semifinals: $213,095 each

  • Teams Participating in Conference Finals: $352,137 each

  • Losing Team, NBA Finals: $1,408,168

  • Winning Team, NBA Finals: $2,125,137

By my math, that means that if the Cavaliers win the title this year, they'll get an extra $346,105 (best record in NBA) + $302,841 (best record in conference) + $179,092 (first round) + $213,095 (second round) + $352,137 (conference finals) + $2,125,137 for winning the title.

That's $3,518,407 for winning the title. Wonder if that's enough to cover the cost of a few dozen really gaudy rings.