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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss: ‘When you spend that kind of money on the luxury tax, you expect to go deep into the playoffs

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General manager Rob Pelinka technically runs the Lakers’ front office. LeBron James/Anthony Davis/Klutch Sports have asserted power. Rambis, Linda Rambis, Phil Jackson and Magic Johnson – to the chagrin of many in Los Angeles – hold influence. But Lakers owner Jeanie Buss wants to remind you the buck stops with her.