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Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Jimmy Go on a Beer Run

Kobe and Jimmy Go on a Beer Run

Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Fallon went on a beer run together in 1996, and the story is hilarious. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

After a career night, Kobe Bryant answered questions about possibly sitting for the remainder of the season, his desire to play and more. On Jan. 15, 2015 Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Los Angeles Lakers a better team without Kobe Bryant? Lakers coach Byron Scott sure doesn't seem to think so. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:16 AM
Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a

Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a 'Teddy Bear'

After the Lakers' Opening Night loss on Oct. 28, 2014, Kobe Bryant downplayed his dislike for Dwight Howard and called him a "Teddy Bear." Watch »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant spoke for the first time since the Lakers announced that Steve Nash would not be taking part in the 2014-15 NBA season. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin played well in an overtime preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 21, 2014 Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

On Oct. 21, 2014, Kobe Bryant was asked about how he responds and reacts to public criticism leveled on him, in particular in response to a recent ESPN article. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz on Oct. 19, 2014 at Staples Center behind strong performances from Kobe Bryant and rookie Julius Randle. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant does not bite his tongue when telling LA Lakers rookie Julius Randle about the opportunity he has with the Lakers...and takes a shot at ESPN in the process. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Kobe Bryant:

Kobe Bryant: 'We Are Overpaid...So Are the Owners'

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers talked about the NBA's collective bargaining agreement and admitted the players were overpaid, but also said the owners are overpaid. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers opened preseason with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash looking sharper than most expected. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Byron Scott will make their 2014-15 LA Lakers debut on Monday night when the Lakers kick off preseason. Read »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

With Nick Young expected to miss 6-8 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how the injury affects Young and the team as a whole. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant talks about talking trash with Nick Young at LA Lakers practice on Oct. 2, 2014. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant was making shots and Steve Nash was running the offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in a practice scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed covers the Los Angeles Lakers for NBCLA.com and has done so since 2012. He attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, shootarounds, press conferences and home games. Along with covering the NBA Playoffs in LA for three seasons, Shahan has also covered the Lakers in New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Beijing and Shanghai. Shahan has also covered the Premier League for Yahoo! Sports in London and Manchester, as well as Spanish Primera Liga in Barcelona and Seville.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Chicago Parents Sue Little League, ESPN, Whistleblower

Chicago Parents Sue Little League, ESPN, Whistleblower

The parents of 13 members of the Chicago Little League team stripped last year of its 2014 U.S. championship are suing team officials, Little League Baseball, an ESPN sportscaster and the man who exposed the...

Kopitar's Hat Trick Rescues Kings

Kopitar's Hat Trick Rescues Kings

Anze Kopitar had a hat trick and Tanner Pearson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in a thrilling game at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Canada Beats U.S. in All-Stars 74-63

Canada Beats U.S. in All-Stars 74-63

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Mets Pitcher Receives MLB's First Lifetime Drug Ban

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Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

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Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

New York scored three goals in the first 14 minutes and the Islanders defeated the short-handed Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Thursday night at the Barclays Center.