Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard On Pressure Free Throws In Lakers Win

Dwight Howard discusses clearing his mind and shooting free throws following the Lakers Friday night win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 4:20 AM
Lakers Beat Grizzlies, Howard Talks Free Throws

Lakers Beat Grizzlies, Howard Talks Free Throws

After the Lakers win over the Grizzlies, Triple Threat asked Dwight Howard to describe his mental state when steeping forward to take crucial free throws. Shot on April 5. 2013. Watch »

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Grizzlies Preview: Gasol Brothers and D12

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard play a vital roles as Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, and the Memphis Grizzlies attempt to sweep the Los Angeles Lakers in the season series. Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard Talk Grizzlies

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard Talk Grizzlies

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard discuss playing against Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies. Video shot on April 4, 2013 at Los Angeles Lakers practice. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Howard-Gasol Combo Working

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and coach Mike D'Antoni addressed the media to discuss the recent positive play and the road ahead after the Los Angeles Lakers practice Thursday. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM
Lakers Practice: Dwight Howard Talked Health & Hack-a-Howard

Lakers Practice: Dwight Howard Talked Health & Hack-a-Howard

Dwight Howard talked at Lakers practice on April 4, 2013, and he talked about getting in shape and laughed at the idea that the 'Hack-a-Howard' is intense. Watch »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Pau Gasol Discusses Dwight Howard Chemistry With Lakers

Pau Gasol Discusses Dwight Howard Chemistry With Lakers

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard have had chemistry issues with the Lakers this season, but Pau Gasol explained how they are working them out at Lakers practice on April 4, 2013. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Lakers Dwight Howard Doesn't Make Shaq Comparisons

Lakers Dwight Howard Doesn't Make Shaq Comparisons

Dwight Howard says he's not Shaq and that he's not one to make that comparison on the night Shaquille O'Neal had his jersey retired at Staples Center. Shot on April 3, 2013. Watch »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Nash Doubtful, Kobe Good

Lakers Practice Report: Nash Doubtful, Kobe Good

The Los Angeles Lakers practiced on Monday, but Steve Nash was considered a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against Dallas, while Kobe Bryant was "good to go" in the world of Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. Read »

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Win in Sacramento

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Win in Sacramento

On Saturday night, Kobe Bryant took over point guard duties and helped the Los Angeles Lakers achieve balance on offense, but he was assisted by the efforts of Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard against the Sacramento... Read »

Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Kings: Bryant, Nash Starting

Lakers at Kings: Bryant, Nash Starting

Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will start for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Sacramento Kings Saturday night, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. LA finds itself out of the playoffs entering Saturday's... Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Bucks Preview: Hack-A-Howard & Turnovers

Lakers-Bucks Preview: Hack-A-Howard & Turnovers

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their playoffs push in Milwaukee to face the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back, and Dwight Howard expects the "Hack-a-Howard" strategy to come into play after it was... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Timberwolves Behind Dwight's "D"

Lakers Beat Timberwolves Behind Dwight's "D"

The Los Angeles Lakers fought off a late challenge from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but overall, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant all played efficient games to carry the Lakers to victory. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Not Playing "Great"

The Los Angeles Lakers have disappointed this season, but all the excuses still do not appease the high expectations that come with having Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Steve Nash on the same team. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Afraid to Put Loss on Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant lost the game for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night against the Wizards, but neither Dwight Howard nor coach Mike D'Antoni would blame Bryant's poor play for blowing an 18-point lead. 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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