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Covering sports across Southern California
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

The Los Angeles Lakers held exit interviews with their players on Thursday. Part one of the exit interviews included Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Update: Pau Gasol is out due to vertigo, and Chris Kaman is a game-time decision, as the Lakers' injuries never stop. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Going Big Against Blazers

Lakers Going Big Against Blazers

Against the Blazers, Mike D'Antoni is opting to go with Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman starting in tandem--something he has rarely looked to this season. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

Pau Gasol's probable return to the Lakers brought up the question of what to do with Chris Kaman at Monday's Lakers practice. Read »

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kaman Impresses in Win Over Suns

Kaman Impresses in Win Over Suns

Chris Kaman played at an all-star level in Sunday's Lakers win over the Phoenix Suns. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Bucks Shootaround: No Nash

Lakers at Bucks Shootaround: No Nash

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the worst team in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks, on Thursday night. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Pau Gasol Practices

Lakers: Pau Gasol Practices

Pau Gasol was back at Lakers practice on Tuesday after missing over two weeks due to a groin injury. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Jazz: Steve Nash Starting

Lakers-Jazz: Steve Nash Starting

At shootaround, Mike D'Antoni announced Steve Nash will start for the Lakers against the Utah Jazz. Read »

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Hurt As Lakers Fall To Bulls

Steve Nash was hurt in the Lakers' loss to the Bulls, and Chris Kaman broke out with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Read »

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Injury Season Getting Funny

Lakers Injury Season Getting Funny

Wednesday's Laker game provided a rather special moment one could not help but laugh at. Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Inside The Numbers: Lakers Defense?

Inside The Numbers: Lakers Defense?

A look inside the numbers reveals the Lakers don't play defense Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Jazz After Long Week

Lakers Host Jazz After Long Week

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Utah Jazz at 7:30 pm PST. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Game-Time Decisions

Lakers Practice Report: Game-Time Decisions

Lakers met for Saturday practice, Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman remain "game-time decisions," and Nick Young talks about passing and not getting respect. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Jazz Shootaround: Kaman Gets Nod

Lakers-Jazz Shootaround: Kaman Gets Nod

Chris Kaman will start for the Lakers in Utah against the Jazz on Friday night. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Chris Kaman Frustrated With Role

Lakers' Chris Kaman Frustrated With Role

Chris Kaman is the latest Lakers player to share frustrations about the current season and playing time. 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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