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Covering sports across Southern California
Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors nearly one year after Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon. Read »

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 »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

With Kobe Out, Lakers Need to Add Point Guard

With Kobe Out, Lakers Need to Add Point Guard

With Kobe Bryant out for six weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers need to sign a point guard. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Suffers Knee Injury, Out 6 Weeks

Kobe Bryant Suffers Knee Injury, Out 6 Weeks

Kobe Bryant has fracture to left knee and will be out for six weeks, as the Lakers get more bad news. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Returns to Full Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant Returns to Full Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant completed his first full contact Lakers practice in over seven months, and the Lakers' legend now eyes a full comeback. Read »

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers in China: Kobe Bryant Talks Achilles

Lakers in China: Kobe Bryant Talks Achilles

A few days after saying he was going to "rev" up the conditioning, Kobe Bryant appeared a bit more reserved but still optimistic. Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 5:46 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers in China: Kobe Bryant To "Rev It Up"

Lakers in China: Kobe Bryant To "Rev It Up"

In China, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant announced he was taking his conditioning to another level after explaining that he had made significant progress on the treadmill and felt "pretty good." Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Expect Bryant, Gasol Back Friday

Lakers Expect Bryant, Gasol Back Friday

The Los Angeles Lakers met for practice on Wednesday, and Pau Gasol ran full-court for the first time in over six weeks due to a partial tear of his plantar fascia, a foot injury, but Kobe Bryant was not... Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

No Kobe Bryant for Lakers Against Suns

No Kobe Bryant for Lakers Against Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant on Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, but the Lakers should still have enough firepower to handle a short-handed Suns team. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Doubtful for Lakers at Pacers

Kobe Bryant Doubtful for Lakers at Pacers

Kobe Bryant's timeline to recovery from Wednesday's ankle injury was indefinite, but he may be able to go against the Indiana Pacers. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant's Ankle Injury Leaves Lakers Limping

Kobe Bryant's Ankle Injury Leaves Lakers Limping

Kobe Bryant's ankle injury, suffered on Wednesday, may lead to him missing his first game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Read »

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:37 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose To Hawks, Kobe Bryant Injured

Lakers Lose To Hawks, Kobe Bryant Injured

Kobe Bryant suffered an ankle injury late in the Los Angeles Lakers' 96-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Mar 13, 2013, and the team is unsure of when he would be able to return to the team. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Again, Kobe Bryant Must Carry Lakers Against Rockets

Again, Kobe Bryant Must Carry Lakers Against Rockets

Kobe Bryant will need to put in a super performance for the injured Lakers to have a chance against the streaking Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash Improving

Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash Improving

Steve Nash and Steve Blake show improvement, Kobe Bryant practices, and the Lakers look to shore up their back court. 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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