$1 billion Profit:
The Lakers should see revenue surge this year. The team got their new $3.6 billion television deal with Time Warner Cable off to a fast start by striking carriage deals before the season began with DirecTV, Cox, Verizon, AT&T and Charter for the team's two new regional sports networks, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. The 16-time NBA champions had the NBA's highest payroll for a third straight year last season triggering a $12.6 million luxury tax bill. (Getty Images) More From Forbes
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