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I've already made one purchase of Madison Square Garden
Why? The Knicks landed Carmelo Anthony, after weeks of high drama that would make a telenovela look tame. 'Melo inked a three-year, $65 million extension with the New York basketball team, which Madison Square Garden conveniently owns. The move makes the company more attractive, so I'm adding shares to my Special Situation portfolio.
Having superstar players can be especially valuable for Madison Square Garden, which was spun off a year ago from parent Cablevision
In addition, Anthony's presence increases the value of the team, which was already rated by Forbes as the most valuable NBA franchise, worth $655 million. In contrast, LeBron James's departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers last year sunk the value of that team by 26%, according to Forbes.
If Carmelo can help lead the Knicks deep into the playoffs, he could really provide another revenue driver to a stock that already has several, as I detail in my original buy decision. So with the arrival of 'Melo and the undervalued nature of the stock, I'm doubling down on shares of Madison Square Garden, adding another 3%, or $500, to my Special Situations portfolio.
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