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Jun. 19, 2008

Legal Shot Caller Focuses on Players' Salary Caps

When the Lakers need a last second basket, they look to league MVP Kobe Bryant. Behind the scenes, when team executives need help navigating the NBA's complicated salary cap rules before making a trade, they turn to General Counsel James L. Perzik.

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When the Lakers need a last second basket, they look to league MVP Kobe Bryant. Behind the scenes, when team executives need help navigating the NBA's complicated salary cap rules before making a trade, they turn to General Counsel James L. Perzik. A longtime attorney for Lakers owner Jerry Buss, Perzik helped negotiate Buss' acquisition of the team in 1979 and took the in-house job in 1991. Today he's the team's one-man legal department. During the Lakers' ill-fate... (continued)

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