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The average cost for a small draft beer at NBA games this season is $7.57, according to data collected by Team Marketing Report from each team. That's up 2.2% from the 2013-14 season when the average price was $7.41. The New York Knicks now have the most expensive beer in the NBA where the cheapest beer at Madison Square Garden now costs $10.50, up from $8.75 a year ago. At the other end, the Oklahoma City Thunder still offer the cheapest beer in the NBA at $5.00. Yahoo! Sports

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The NBA is opening a store on Saturday in Manila, Philippines, that it says will be its largest outside the U.S. The two-floor building will feature merchandise from all 30 teams and an interactive area where fans can play video games. Boston Herald

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have submitted a bid to host the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Cavaliers Chief Executive Officer Len Komoroski and President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission David Gilbert both confirmed to Northeast Ohio Media Group that the bid has been placed. Cleveland Plain Dealer

New York is hosting the NBA All-Star Game in 2015, followed by Toronto in 2016, leaving vacant slots in 2017 and 2018. Based on recent studies of other cities that have hosted the All-Star Game, Gilbert estimates the city of Cleveland would experience an economic impact of approximately $100 million. Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 24, 2014 Updates

Wes Edens, a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, says the idea of a jock tax to help finance the construction of a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee is a good starting point for coming up with a workable plan. "I think that how we actually pay for it and what the form of the financing is and kind of all the technical nuances at some point will be very important," Edens said in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. "To me it's less important today than just the notion that, let's just agree what's on the table with the benefit of the team being in town. Once we have done that, we've got a really useful place to start the dialogue." A Legislative Fiscal Bureau report, written in late September but released by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) after the November elections, determined that capturing the income tax paid by National Basketball Association players and team employees could support approximately $150 million in state general-obligation bonding. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Sources have told the Journal Sentinel that the franchise's preferred site remains the land owned by Journal Communications, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre, or some iteration involving those properties. Edens and fellow co-owner Marc Lasry have committed $100 million toward a new arena. Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who sold the team, has also said he would put $100 million toward an arena, and additional private investment could bring the total commitment to $300 million. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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