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February 10, 2015 Updates

Earvin "Magic" Johnson is open to dishing out another big assist ... to the NFL. The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders a return to the USA's second-largest market. Johnson -- who has ownership stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers, the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks and a new professional soccer team, the Los Angeles Football Club – said that he hasn't been contacted about a role by anyone with an NFL connection but is open-minded regarding the prospects. USA Today Sports

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The linchpin to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to invest $220 million in state bonds to help build a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee is last year's agreement between the National Basketball Association and Turner Broadcasting and the Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC and ESPN. The dramatic increase in the rights deals between the league and the broadcasting companies ensured franchises in the league that revenue would at least double over the nine-year term of the deal. That means both teams and their players are in line for fatter bottom lines and bigger paychecks. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tencent Holdings Ltd. said it has agreed to become the National Basketball Association’s exclusive online partner in China, the latest in a series of alliances aimed at beefing up its entertainment offerings for Chinese Internet users. Wall Street Journal

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Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt have signed endorsement deals with American Family Insurance, the company said Tuesday. Durant, the NBA's most valuable player last season, is the first NBA player American Family has signed. American Family is one of the nation's largest insurers. NBA.com

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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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