Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:06 PM
Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young blamed the rim for a bad shooting year and said he would take "her" out on a date during his exit interview on April 14, 2015 Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:41 PM
Byron Talks Rookie Tarik Black

Byron Talks Rookie Tarik Black

LA Lakers coach Byron Scott spoke about the development and strength of rookie Tarik Black on March 19, 2015 at Staples Center Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:39 PM
Update: Jeremy Lin Back Spasms

Update: Jeremy Lin Back Spasms

Lakers coach Byron Scott spoke about Jeremy Lin's back and how he was impressed that Lin could take part in the March 19, 2015 loss to the Utah Jazz. Watch »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:09 PM
Julius Randle On the Lakers' Practice Court

Julius Randle On the Lakers' Practice Court

Lakers rookie Julius Randle is back on the Lakers practice court and talked about the progress he's making after a broken leg and ankle surgery on Mar. 9, 2015. Watch »

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Lakers Beat Bucks: Post-game

Lakers Beat Bucks: Post-game

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 27, 2015, and Lakers coach Byron Scott, forward Ed Davis and guard Wayne Ellington discussed the victory. Watch »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Ed Davis Talks Clarkson, B-Scott

Ed Davis Talks Clarkson, B-Scott

Lakers forward Ed Davis talks about rookie Jordan Clarkson and coach Byron Scott at practice on Feb. 26, 2015 Watch »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 11:33 PM
Jeremy Lin: Lakers-Celtics Postgame

Jeremy Lin: Lakers-Celtics Postgame

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin spoke about the importance of getting a win, especially against the Boston Celtics in the Lakers' locker room on Feb. 22, 2015 Watch »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in a rivalry game, and Nick Young and Byron Scott spoke about the rivalry. Recorded on Feb. 22, 2015 Watch »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM
Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

After the LA Lakers passed the trade deadline, Nick Young talked about his All-Star break, talking to Dolphins and the surviving the NBA trade deadline. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:48 AM
Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin explained his tendency to commit turnovers, and Lakers coach Byron Scott did not sugar coat his opinion on the matter. Feb. 10, 2015 Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

LA Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson tells NBCLA.com's Shahan Ahmed that he plans to return early from his All-Star break in order to work with legendary point guard Steve Nash. Filmed Feb. 10, 2015. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM
Lakers Coach Talks Dean Smith, Rebuilding

Lakers Coach Talks Dean Smith, Rebuilding

Before the LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavs tipped off, LA coach Byron Scott talked about rebuilding and the passing of Dean Smith. Watch »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM
Nick Young: Not Happy

Nick Young: Not Happy

After Sunday's loss to the New York Knicks, Nick Young sounded upset about sitting for the entire game. Recorded on Feb. 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden Watch »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:51 AM
Jordan Clarkson: Postgame

Jordan Clarkson: Postgame

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls in double overtime, and rookie Jordan Clarkson played a starring role with 18 points and four assists in 43 minutes on Jan. 29, 2015 Watch »

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 »

About the Blog
Follow the latest in professional sports across Southern California.
Authors
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.
Who We're Covering
Sports
Patriots Ask Appeals Court to Rehear 'Deflategate' Case

Patriots Ask Appeals Court to Rehear 'Deflategate' Case

The New England Patriots have asked a federal appeals court in New York City to rehear the "Deflategate" case. The team said in court papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan that it has a "strong interest" in...

Rio 2016: Here's the New Look for Olympic Tickets

Rio 2016: Here's the New Look for Olympic Tickets

Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers said 67 percent of available tickets have been sold. Ticket director Donovan Ferretti also unveiled the ticket designs on Friday, saying new technology would make them...

Yasiel Puig Pulled from game Against Reds

Yasiel Puig Pulled from game Against Reds

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed in the sixth inning from Tuesday's game in the team's 8-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds for not running out a single off the wall.

Dodgers Cut Through Reds' Tape

Dodgers Cut Through Reds' Tape

The Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Reds, 8-2, for their eighth consecutive victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

2nd Chance for Alexis Crimes

2nd Chance for Alexis Crimes

Courtney Thompson hits the floor on a dive and hardly has time to reach for a towel to wipe up her sweat before teammate Alexis Crimes grabs it and handles the chore herself. It happens that way any time...

NFL Selects Atlanta, Miami, LA to Host Super Bowls

NFL Selects Atlanta, Miami, LA to Host Super Bowls

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.