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By Shahan Ahmed

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Agrees to Make Documentary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Agrees to Make Documentary

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has agreed to take part in a documentary that will focus on the great social and cultural change the iconic athlete has experienced of the past 50 years. 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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Johnny Manziel's Dad Hopes 'Druggie' Son Goes to Jail

Johnny Manziel's Dad Hopes 'Druggie' Son Goes to Jail

An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have...

Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Once the "Go Leafs, Go!" chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft, the Finns began their march to the podium. Three players from Finland...

Dodgers Scratch and Claw but Lose to Pirates

Dodgers Scratch and Claw but Lose to Pirates

The Los Angeles Dodgers scratched and clawed to get back into the game multiple times, but were unable to complete the comeback in their 8-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night at PNC Park.

State Dept. Sending Shaq to Cuba as Sports Envoy

State Dept. Sending Shaq to Cuba as Sports Envoy

Months after President Obama's historic trip to Cuba, 15-time NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal will visit the island nation. The State Department announced Friday that O'Neal will be part of a U.S. Department of...

Video - Luke Walton: Brandon Ingram

Video - Luke Walton: Brandon Ingram "Is the Player I Wanted"

Video of Luke Walton talking about Lakers' no. 2 pick Brandon Ingram shortly after the 2016 NBA Draft ecstatic

Nike Drops Lawsuit Against Olympic Hopeful Boris Berian

Nike Drops Lawsuit Against Olympic Hopeful Boris Berian

Nike is dropping its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic Trials next week. Berian is emerging as one of the feel-good...