Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Add Jeanie Buss To Melo Pitch

Lakers Add Jeanie Buss To Melo Pitch

Lakers president Jeanie Buss will be involved in the LA Lakers' meeting with free agent Carmelo Anthony Read »

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Jeanie Buss Comments on Tapes

Lakers' Jeanie Buss Comments on Tapes

Lakers president Jeanie Buss released a statement condemning the audio tape that allegedly features Donald Sterling's voice. Read »

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 »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:42 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jeanie Buss, "I'm The Boss"

Jeanie Buss, "I'm The Boss"

Jeanie Buss explains that she is in charge, but she "empowers" her brother to make basketball decisions. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jackson Joining Knicks, Lakers Chance Gone

Jackson Joining Knicks, Lakers Chance Gone

Phil Jackson joins Knicks, meaning his life with the Lakers is likely over. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant exposes dysfunction in Lakers' management, hints at a coaching change and comments on Phil Jackson going to Knicks. 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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Tobacco Industry Targeted Outfielder Tony Gwynn: Family

Tobacco Industry Targeted Outfielder Tony Gwynn: Family

Tony Gwynn’s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the tobacco industry, claiming the Padres legend was targeted to use the smokeless tobacco that led to the cancer that killed him. The suit was...

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

Derby Winner Nyquist Is Sick, Won't Run in Belmont

Derby Winner Nyquist Is Sick, Won't Run in Belmont

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't run in the final leg of the Triple Crown after developing a fever and having an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug...

12-Year-Old Boxer Stuns With 'Michael Jordan-Type Talent'

12-Year-Old Boxer Stuns With 'Michael Jordan-Type Talent'

The highlight of 12-year-old David "Dynamite" Lopez’s life was becoming the country’s No. 1 boxer for his age and weight last year. The scrappy pre-teen now has a chance to win No. 1 again. He qualified to...

Another Masterpiece for Kershaw

Another Masterpiece for Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw threw a two-hit, complete game, shutout, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Monday night.

Katie Ledecky Shies Away From Spotlight

Katie Ledecky Shies Away From Spotlight

When an athlete is poised to become a huge Olympic star, it's only natural to wonder what might come next.

Hosting "Saturday Night Live," perhaps? Maybe a reality show?

Not so with Katie Ledecky.