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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Is Kobe Out for the Season?

Is Kobe Out for the Season?

Kobe Bryant revealed his biggest challenge is to overcome concerns that injuries could end his career. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Without Stars Aren't Lakers

Lakers Without Stars Aren't Lakers

Without any stars, how can this be the Los Angeles Lakers? Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Pau Gasol Set To Miss 2 Weeks

Pau Gasol Set To Miss 2 Weeks

Pau Gasol due to miss 2 weeks with groin injury Read »

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant to Miss 3 More Weeks

Kobe Bryant to Miss 3 More Weeks

Kobe Bryant's has not recovered from a knee injury and will miss the NBA All-Star Game, the Lakers announced. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Injury Update

Lakers Injury Update

Lakers expect to get injury updates for all five injured players, including Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash Read »

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Knicks: Carmelo Anthony

Lakers at Knicks: Carmelo Anthony

Lakers take on Knicks in first game following Carmelo Anthony's historic 62-point performance Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Selected As All-Star

Kobe Bryant Selected As All-Star

Kobe Bryant was selected as an All-Star starter for the 16th straight time, but said he did not want to play in the exhibition. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Team Report

Lakers Team Report

The Lakers are in Miami to face the Heat Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young as "Swaggy Mamba"

Nick Young as "Swaggy Mamba"

Nick Young has been the Lakers' most consistent player this season, and his play is drawing deserved compliments. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Olympics, NBA Changing

Kobe Bryant Talks Olympics, NBA Changing

Kobe Bryant talked to the media prior to the Lakers at Bulls game. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant's Twitter System Explained

Kobe Bryant's Twitter System Explained

Kobe Bryant has started a new follow system on Twitter, and it requires explanation. Read »

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Trade Talks Hurting Team

Lakers Trade Talks Hurting Team

Pau Gasol's trade talks are having an effect on the Los Angeles Lakers Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Take on Warriors in Oakland

Lakers Take on Warriors in Oakland

The Los Angeles Lakers head to Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors on the second night of a back to back. Read »

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

No Kobe, Lakers Host Timberwolves

No Kobe, Lakers Host Timberwolves

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 pm PST. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Sign Kendall Marshall

Lakers Sign Kendall Marshall

Los Angeles Lakers reportedly signed Kendall Marshall in the wake of Kobe Bryant's injury. 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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Long Beach Grand Prix Weekend: What to Watch

Long Beach Grand Prix Weekend: What to Watch

Races that cover a broad range of motorsport are on the schedule for this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a high-horsepower street party on a tightly packed street track that promises wheel-to-wheel competition.

Senators Urge USA Hockey to End Dispute With Women's Team

Senators Urge USA Hockey to End Dispute With Women's Team

Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward an agreement. USA Hockey's board of directors held a meeting Monday afternoon, but had not emerged with a resolution as of late Monday night.

Lakers Rookie Ivica Zubac Raising Eyebrows

Lakers Rookie Ivica Zubac Raising Eyebrows

LA Lakers rookie Ivica Zubac is turning heads after being provided a starting spot for the team late in the season

Raiders Move to Las Vegas Approved by NFL Owners

Raiders Move to Las Vegas Approved by NFL Owners

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.  NFL owners voted to approve the move on Monday. The team plans to continue to play in Oakland in 2017 and 2018 while a $1.9 billion stadium is built in Las Vegas.