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Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers and Chris Kaman Agree to 1-Year Deal

Lakers and Chris Kaman Agree to 1-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly agreed to a one year contract with Chris Kaman, who was previously with the Dallas Mavericks. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard Leaves Lakers for Rockets

Dwight Howard Leaves Lakers for Rockets

Dwight Howard's decision to leave the Lakers for the Rockets felt an awful lot like a bad breakup that ended with the Lakers having their hearts broken. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard Is Leaving LA...To Make Decision

Dwight Howard Is Leaving LA...To Make Decision

Dwight Howard was still unsure of his final decision as of Tuesday evening, and the Lakers were hopeful he would re-sign with the team. Read »

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Publicly, Privately Woo Dwight Howard

Lakers Publicly, Privately Woo Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard started his free agency on Sunday night, but Mitch Kupchak appeared on Sunday night to get in one final word on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Update From Lakers Land

Update From Lakers Land

Dwight Howard does not need surgery on his shoulder, Kobe Bryant is upset with his mother, and Mike D'Antoni cuts down his coaching staff in the week following Lakers exit interviews. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant on Bond With Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant on Bond With Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard appeared at the Lakers facility Tuesday, and Bryant talked about the effect of having Howard visit him at his residence and offer support following his torn Achilles. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Talk About Jason Collins

Lakers Talk About Jason Collins

The Lakers started exit interviews on Tuesday, and Jason Collins coming out and announcing that he is gay was well received by Metta World Peace, Steve Nash, and the host of Lakers asked about it on Monday. Read »

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers End Season, Start Uncertainty

Lakers End Season, Start Uncertainty

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard appeared to be the the only two Lakers standing entering the final game, but the way each exited Sunday's game was night and day. Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Spurs: Game 3 Preview

Lakers-Spurs: Game 3 Preview

The Lakers may be shorthanded in the back court, but to this point, the Lakers' inability to dominate inside against the Spurs has been the main reason for being down 2-0. For Game 3, the Lakers need more... Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Lakers-Spurs: Nash Talks Age, Injuries

Lakers-Spurs: Nash Talks Age, Injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers talk about playing against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their first round playoffs series, and with Steve Nash doubtful, Dwight Howard has offered to play some point guard. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Nash Doubtful, Blake Out

Steve Nash was listed as doubtful, Jodie Meeks was even more doubtful, and Steve Blake was out indefinitely as the Lakers injury troubles continued into Game 3 against the Spurs. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Spurs Game 2: Jordan Hill Returns

Lakers-Spurs Game 2: Jordan Hill Returns

Jordan Hill is active and available to play for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of Round 1 of the Western Conference Playoffs. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Can Bounce Back On Boards

Lakers Can Bounce Back On Boards

The two most notable reasons for the Lakers loss to the Spurs in Game One were offensive rebounds and missed 3-pointers, not turnovers. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

What Brown's New Job Means For D'Antoni

What Brown's New Job Means For D'Antoni

Fired Lakers coach Mike Brown appears ready to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers, so what does that mean for Lakers' current coach Mike D'Antoni and former coach Phil Jackson? Read »

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Nash Ready For Spurs

Lakers: Nash Ready For Spurs

Steve Nash was the big news of the day, as the Los Angeles Lakers had practice on Saturday before flying out to San Antonio for Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs. 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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