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Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:16 AM
Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a

Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a 'Teddy Bear'

After the Lakers' Opening Night loss on Oct. 28, 2014, Kobe Bryant downplayed his dislike for Dwight Howard and called him a "Teddy Bear." Watch »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Fans Boo Howard, Lakers Still Lose

Fans Boo Howard, Lakers Still Lose

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets handily beat the Lakers in his return to LA to play the Lakers. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Dwight Howard, Rockets

Lakers Host Dwight Howard, Rockets

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets face the Lakers in LA for the first time this season Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

He's Back! Dwight Howard Returns

He's Back! Dwight Howard Returns

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets take on the LA Lakers on Wednesday night at Staples Center Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose To Rockets

Lakers Lose To Rockets

One horrific third quarter cost the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday's game in Houston. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Another Date With Dwight: Lakers at Rockets

Another Date With Dwight: Lakers at Rockets

Lakers look for another miracle against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Read »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant to Return on Dwight Howard's Birthday

Kobe Bryant to Return on Dwight Howard's Birthday

Kobe Bryant announced his return to the Lakers for Dec. 8 -- Dwight Howard's birthday. Read »

Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Top 3 Lessons: Lakers Review Thus Far

Top 3 Lessons: Lakers Review Thus Far

The Los Angeles Lakers are seven games into the season, and they've shown some positive and negative signs thus far. Read »

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Dwight Howard's Rockets

Lakers Beat Dwight Howard's Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers looked to the Hack-a-Howard strategy late in their win against Houston, and Dwight Howard failed to convert down the stretch. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kaman Gets Start Against Howard, Rockets

Kaman Gets Start Against Howard, Rockets

Chris Kaman was brought in to fill the hole left by Dwight Howard's departure, and poetically, Kaman will make his first start for the Los Angeles Lakers against Howard's Houston Rockets. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Take on Dwight Howard, Rockets

Lakers Take on Dwight Howard, Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers take on Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets in a game the Lakers need, but Houston is off to a hot start. Read »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 5:09 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Meet Dwight Howard, Rockets

Lakers Meet Dwight Howard, Rockets

Dwight Howard will be the Los Angeles Lakers' direct opposition for the first time since leaving LA for the Houston Rockets over the summer. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe on Dwight: 'There Was Constant Tension'

The Los Angeles Lakers met at their practice facility in El Segundo Thursday afternoon, when Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash all took turns being surrounded by inquisitive reporters to provide updates... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

The NBA released the Los Angeles Lakers 2013-14 regular season schedule, and there are some key dates every basketball fan needs to know. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Publicly About Dwight Leaving

Kobe Bryant Talks Publicly About Dwight Leaving

Kobe Bryant talked publicly about the departure of Dwight Howard from the Lakers for the first 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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Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

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Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

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