Why are the Lakers performing so poorly, despite all their money and a new coach?

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The LA Lakers are suffering all kinds of internal turmoil in addition to not having made the playoffs since 2013. It has all the advantages the Sparks lack: huge salaries, huge endorsements, giant TV deals. So why can’t the Lakers get their act together?