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Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Jimmy Go on a Beer Run

Kobe and Jimmy Go on a Beer Run

Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Fallon went on a beer run together in 1996, and the story is hilarious. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

After a career night, Kobe Bryant answered questions about possibly sitting for the remainder of the season, his desire to play and more. On Jan. 15, 2015 Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Los Angeles Lakers a better team without Kobe Bryant? Lakers coach Byron Scott sure doesn't seem to think so. Watch »

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

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 »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant spoke for the first time since the Lakers announced that Steve Nash would not be taking part in the 2014-15 NBA season. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin played well in an overtime preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 21, 2014 Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

On Oct. 21, 2014, Kobe Bryant was asked about how he responds and reacts to public criticism leveled on him, in particular in response to a recent ESPN article. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz on Oct. 19, 2014 at Staples Center behind strong performances from Kobe Bryant and rookie Julius Randle. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant does not bite his tongue when telling LA Lakers rookie Julius Randle about the opportunity he has with the Lakers...and takes a shot at ESPN in the process. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Kobe Bryant: "We Are Overpaid...So Are the Owners"

Kobe Bryant: "We Are Overpaid...So Are the Owners"

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers talked about the NBA's collective bargaining agreement and admitted the players were overpaid, but also said the owners are overpaid. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers opened preseason with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash looking sharper than most expected. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Byron Scott will make their 2014-15 LA Lakers debut on Monday night when the Lakers kick off preseason. Read »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

With Nick Young expected to miss 6-8 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how the injury affects Young and the team as a whole. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant talks about talking trash with Nick Young at LA Lakers practice on Oct. 2, 2014. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant was making shots and Steve Nash was running the offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in a practice scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon. 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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Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in Overtime with Jordan Clarkson scoring a career-high 35 points.

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

On Shaq statue night, Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Lakers to a 130-119 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.

Shaquille O'Neal's Statue Unveiled

Shaquille O'Neal's Statue Unveiled

Shaquille O'Neal speaks to former teammates, the crowd and his family after his statue in unveiled at Staples Center on Friday, March 24, 2017. 

NCAA Men's Basketball: Friday Night's Sweet 16 Results

NCAA Men's Basketball: Friday Night's Sweet 16 Results

The Southeastern Conference had a big Friday night. Chris Chiozza's incredible running 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Florida past Wisconsin in overtime, and it gave the SEC three teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1986. Kentucky beat UCLA in the South Region, while South Carolina beat Baylor in the East. The Gators closed the night by eliminating the Badgers and the Big Ten. No other league has multiple teams alive, with North Carolina (Atlantic Coast), Kansas (Big 12), Gonzaga (West Coast), Oregon (Pac-12) and Xavier (Big East) representing the rest of the Elite Eight.