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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 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 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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Lakers Eaten Alive By Raptors in Canada

Lakers Eaten Alive By Raptors in Canada

The Los Angeles Lakers were in Toronto to face DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors on Friday evening hoping to follow up on a surprise victory against the Bulls on Wednesday

LeBron Wears Cubs Uniform After Losing Bet

LeBron Wears Cubs Uniform After Losing Bet

LeBron James will be Mr. Cub for a little while. To pay off a bet on the World Series he lost to close friend Dwyane Wade, James will wear a Cubs cap, jersey, pants and socks to Friday's game in Chicago before...

Lakers Coach Luke Walton: Even Better than Expected

Lakers Coach Luke Walton: Even Better than Expected

Lakers coach Luke Walton stands out as the leading candidate for NBA Coach of the Year through the first quarter of the 2016-17 season

Man Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight Released: Sheriff

Man Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight Released: Sheriff

The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a "road rage" incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of...

Soccer Players Who Missed Doomed Flight Cope With Loss

Soccer Players Who Missed Doomed Flight Cope With Loss

Players of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team who did not travel on the ill-fated flight that crashed Monday are suddenly left to mourn their teammates, NBC News reported. “I still have the chance to hug and kiss...

Smokeless Tobacco to Take a Dip Among MLB Newcomers

Smokeless Tobacco to Take a Dip Among MLB Newcomers

Players new to the majors won't be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball's tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday. "I think the smokeless tobacco ban...