50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports: No. 1 Jeanie Buss, Lakers

Jeanie Buss, 55, Lakers President and Governor Last Year’s Rank: 7

The Lakers’ controlling owner won a legal battle with her siblings in March to retain control of one of the most high-profile franchises in sports after firing brother Jim Buss and longtime General Manager Mitch Kupchak. With her handpicked front office now in place – President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka – Jeanie Buss is no longer removed from the credit or blame that...

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