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Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Jeanie Buss, President of the Lakers, is finally ready to step forward and be the boss the Lakers need. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

In Honor Of Dr. Buss, Lakers Destroy Celtics

In Honor Of Dr. Buss, Lakers Destroy Celtics

After an emotional ceremony in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers were led by Dwight Howard in a blow-out victory over the hated Boston Celtics. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Owner Dr. Jerry Buss Has Passed

Lakers' Owner Dr. Jerry Buss Has Passed

Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss passed away early Monday morning, and his impact on basketball, Los Angeles, and the world continues to be felt. 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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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Looks to Win Big in Rio

The reigning gold Olympic medalist in freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs is likely one of the favorites to win big in Rio. "I want to have exceptional goals," the Olympic wrestler said in a sponsored video...

NCAA Stars Take Their Talents to Rio

NCAA Stars Take Their Talents to Rio

College sports stars have a long history at the Olympics. Some well-known college athletes — and some not so well known — will attempt to add medals to their NCAA championships when the Rio Games get underway.

Northern Michigan: Greco-Roman Wrestling's Powerhouse

Northern Michigan: Greco-Roman Wrestling's Powerhouse

The University of Northern Michigan will be represented at three different weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 2016 Olympics.

What to Know About Handball

What to Know About Handball

Ahead of the Rio Olympics, handball is breaking out of its traditional European base and becoming a truly global sport. The men's game has never seen an Olympic or world champion from outside Europe, but a...

Learn the Rules of Handball

Learn the Rules of Handball

Men's handball made its first Olympic appearance in Berlin in 1936 and returned to the games in 1972. Women's handball was introduced to the Olympics at the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada.