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1. Lakers - The name doesn’t work in Los Angeles, but the media market and championships speak volumes.

2. Dodgers - See the Lakers, though New York could support three teams again.

3. Hurricanes - Long live the whale, but Raleigh, N.C., has embraced hockey more than some other Sun Belt cities.

4. Titans - Houston got a team back, and Nashville got a Super Bowl appearance and Vince Young melodrama.

5. Thunder - Seattle will get a team again soon, but Oklahoma City is an NBA town now.