Man, the Lakers are what it's all about bro... Sad thing is that my brother who lives up the way in Fountain Valley gets Time Warner. Their Cable system is FRICKIN SWEET. They have a ton of HD channels including both InHDs and both HDNets, and free VOD for certain networks (watch Pulp Fiction, anytime, with the push of a button, includes fast forward, rewind, etc.), and also a TIVO-type recorder (only for SD as of today).
Oh yeah and the topper, they get Fox Sports West HD, including the last few Laker home games in HD (and I'm told pretty much the rest of them and all of the home games next season). I am so jealous.