Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
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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Authors
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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With 1-0 Loss to Columbia, US Finishes 4th in Copa America

With 1-0 Loss to Columbia, US Finishes 4th in Copa America

Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid WV Flood

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid WV Flood

The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia. The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs was inundated with floodwater...

Chris Brooks Closing in on Elusive Olympic Berth

Chris Brooks Closing in on Elusive Olympic Berth

Jonathan Horton texted Chris Brooks and Alex Naddour a picture before both rounds of the U.S. men's gymnastics Olympic Trials this week. The image was from London four years ago. In it, Brooks and Naddour...

USA Diving Gets 2nd Spot in Women's 3-Meter for Rio Games

USA Diving Gets 2nd Spot in Women's 3-Meter for Rio Games

USA Diving has been awarded a second spot in the women's 3-meter competition for the Rio Olympics after initially qualifying only one diver. World governing body FINA reallocated unused quota spots and told...

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...