Lakers News: Lakers Charged Most In Luxury Taxes For 2012-13 Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are heavy spenders, and in today’s league, they will be charged a hefty amount.

—–Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!——

The NBA is informing teams of their tax bills for the 2012-13 season, and as expected, the Lakers are well over the league limits. In fact, Marc Stein tweeted that the Lakers will pay more in luxury taxes than any other team.

 

Despite such a large luxury tax charge, the Lakers were a first round exit and did not make much noise in the postseason. In comparison, the reigning champions, the Miami Heat, paid a little over $13 million in luxury taxes but were able to succeed in the playoffs.

Luckily, the team will have everyone except Steve Nash off the books in the summer of 2014, but knowing this franchise, it will be spending a lot of money regardless  in the next offseason. The free agency class is filled with talent, and if the Lakers want to return to championship form, they must be willing to do what it takes to lure in free agents.

—————————————————————————————————————–

Did you see our video about the Lakers signing Jordan Farmar to a one-year deal? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Lakers News: LeBron James Wants Russell Westbrook To Be Himself & Teammates To Make Him Feel Comfortable

The Los Angeles Lakers’ addition of Russell Westbrook was the biggest move any team made this offseason and one which has…

Player Report Card: Joe Smith

Joe Smith was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a mid-December…

Lakers News: Barack Obama Speaks On Kobe Bryant’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Death

There is no amount of time that will ever truly allow everyone to get over the devastating loss of Kobe Bryant. His…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Discusses Pushing Julius Randle To Reach His Potential

When Luke Walton became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers he inherited one of the best collections of young talent in the entire NBA…