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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

The Los Angeles Lakers held exit interviews with their players on Thursday. Part one of the exit interviews included Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar Back For Lakers

Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar Back For Lakers

Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar both return for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Vs. Spurs Preview

Lakers Vs. Spurs Preview

The Lakers host the Spurs at Staples Center on Wednesday night. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar Out 2 Weeks, Pau Talks Phil Jackson

Farmar Out 2 Weeks, Pau Talks Phil Jackson

Jordan Farmar out 2 weeks, Pau Gasol can't talk to Phil Jackson any more Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Jordan Farmar was the newest Laker on the injury table, and Nick Young returned to Lakers practice. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar, Lakers at Blazers: Preview

Farmar, Lakers at Blazers: Preview

Jordan Farmar and MarShon Brooks have been hot for the Lakers as they head to Portland to face the white hot Trail Blazers. Read »

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Blazing Lakers Beat Kings, Set Record

Blazing Lakers Beat Kings, Set Record

Lakers beat Kings, Farmar has career night and Lakers set franchise record. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

4 pm: Lakers at Cavs, Farmar Starting

4 pm: Lakers at Cavs, Farmar Starting

Jordan Farmar to make his return for Lakers at Cavaliers Read »

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Timberwolves: Nash Back

Lakers-Timberwolves: Nash Back

Steve Nash and Steve Blake are starting for the Lakers against the Timberwolves Read »

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash, Blake and Farmar Back For Lakers

Nash, Blake and Farmar Back For Lakers

The Lakers announced Steve Blake, Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar may play on Tuesday. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Lakers Practice Video: Steve Nash Back

Lakers Practice Video: Steve Nash Back

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers talks at practice on Jan. 30, 2014 about the returns of Steve Nash, Steve Blake & Jordan Farmar return. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar, Blake Close in on Lakers Returns

Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash all took part in Thursday's Los Angeles Lakers' practice. Read »

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Marshall Starting, Gasol Trade

Lakers Practice: Marshall Starting, Gasol Trade

The Lakers held their first practice of 2014, and injuries, trades and winning were all discussed. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jordan Farmar Out 4 Weeks

Jordan Farmar Out 4 Weeks

Jordan Farmar will miss another four weeks after tearing his hamstring during Tuesday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Look To Snap Losing Streak Against Jazz

Lakers Look To Snap Losing Streak Against Jazz

Nick Young and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Utah Jazz with hopes to snap a three-game losing streak. 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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Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the LA Lakers 97-81, and Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about his team's defense in the first half. (Recorded at Staples Center on March 26, 2017)

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the LA Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night at Staples Center

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all. For the rest of the guests, it's all uncharted territory. Gonzaga finally parlayed two decades of excellence into its first trip to college basketball's showcase. South Carolina's entire history in the NCAA Tournament could've been compiled on a cocktail napkin.

Sprint Car Driver Killed in Florida Speedway Crash

Sprint Car Driver Killed in Florida Speedway Crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle's left front wheel struck the right rear wheel of another car, causing Steele's vehicle to go up in the air, spin 180 degrees and hit the retaining wall.

Kyle Larson Hangs on to Win at Fontana

Kyle Larson Hangs on to Win at Fontana

Kyle Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.