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NBA needs to become more like NFL

Updated: February 16, 2011, 8:09 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers play tonight. This would otherwise be an insignificant fact if it weren't for the timing of the game.

The teams just happen to be playing one day after the Lakers announced a 20-year television deal with Time Warner Cable that insiders say could make the team billions.

Meanwhile, the Cavs, who recently ended a 26-game losing streak, have seen their franchise's value steadily plummet since LeBron James left over ...

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