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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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'Red-Hot' Dodgers Sweep Cincinnati

'Red-Hot' Dodgers Sweep Cincinnati

Yasmani Grandal homered, Scott Kazmir struck out 12 and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed the three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1, on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Vin Scully turns down offer to call All-Star Game

Vin Scully turns down offer to call All-Star Game

Hall of Fame broadcaster, Vin Scully, has reportedly turned down an offer from Fox Sports to call the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. Find out why.

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.