Shahan AhmedShahan Ahmed is a regular fixture at sporting events around Southern California. Shahan is in his fifth season covering the Los Angeles Lakers for NBC Los Angeles. Along with covering practices and shootarounds in LA, he has covered the team in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans. In addition, Shahan also covers the LA Rams, LA Clippers and special sports events around Southern California. Shahan also covers European football for Yahoo! Sports and has covered Premier League and La Liga matches in England and Spain, respectively.
Michael DuarteMichael 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 NeveauJames 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.
Lakers coach Luke Walton talks about Julius Randle's progress, the intricacies behind why Julius may not be finished as efficiently around the rim of late and how Randle can succeed. Recorded February 26, 2017 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Shahan Ahmed)
Following Brandon Ingram scoring 22 points against the San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about how the young 19-year-old rookie was one of the few bright spots in the defeat. Recorded at Staples Center on February 26, 2017. (Shahan Ahmed)
Decked in Monster gear, chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career.
It was Monster Madness!
Busch used a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500 on Sunday in the opening race of Monster Energy's new role as title sponsor of NASCAR's top series. Busch, it just so happens, is also sponsored by Monster, and the company has strongly stood by him through his rocky career.
Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick returned to the ice for the first time in 4 and a half months on Saturday, earning his victory of the season, a 4-1 destruction of the rival Ducks. Now the Kings are hoping their former Conn Smythe Award winner can provide the boost they need to reach the playoffs.