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Time Warner Cable's monopoly on Lakers games

by Take Two

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the media during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on October 1, 2012 in El Segundo, California. Harry How/Getty Images

The Lakers preseason starts this weekend, they'll play the Golden State Warriors in Fresno on Sunday night, but you can only watch the game if you have Time Warner Cable.

That's because the company owns the team's television rights. So what do you do if you're one of the millions of people in Los Angeles who don't have a Time Warner subscription?

Here to help us with that is Tom Hoffarth, reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News.

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