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Lakers charged $9 million in luxury tax for last year's 27-win season
Lakers charged $9 million in luxury tax for last year's 27-win season

The Lakers will pay a sizable tax bill for last season's 27-win team. According to a memo distributed by the NBA to each team, the Lakers will be charged $9 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season. The Lakers paid slightly more than $77.1 million in salary, about $5.3 million above the league's $71.7-million tax threshold. Other taxpayers include the Brooklyn Nets ($90.6 million), New York Knicks ($36.3 million), Miami Heat ($14.4 million) and Clippers ($1.3 million). The 25 teams under the tax line will receive $3 million of the taxpayers' combined  contribution, and the balance will go toward the NBA's revenue-sharing plan. The league also set the salary cap for the 2014-...

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