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Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Talks About Time With Lakers, Clippers

Nick Young Talks About Time With Lakers, Clippers

Nick Young compares the LA Lakers and LA Clippers. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 5:26 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Not Done, Lakers Win By Losing

Nash Not Done, Lakers Win By Losing

Steve Nash and the Lakers failed on Friday night, but ultimately, everyone was a winner. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Update: Pau Gasol is out due to vertigo, and Chris Kaman is a game-time decision, as the Lakers' injuries never stop. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

Pau Gasol's probable return to the Lakers brought up the question of what to do with Chris Kaman at Monday's Lakers practice. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Playing For Lakers Friday

Steve Nash Playing For Lakers Friday

Steve Nash, who has only played 10 games this season, is expected for the Lakers against the Wizards on Friday night. Read »

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Clippers in Battle For LA

Lakers Host Clippers in Battle For LA

The Lakers look for revenge on Thursday night as they play host to the Clippers in the "Battle for LA" Read »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers' lack of big moves at the NBA's Trade Deadline Read »

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Pau Gasol Practices

Lakers: Pau Gasol Practices

Pau Gasol was back at Lakers practice on Tuesday after missing over two weeks due to a groin injury. 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 »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

22-Year-Olds Kelly & Marshall Taking Their Chance

22-Year-Olds Kelly & Marshall Taking Their Chance

Kendall Marshall and Ryan Kelly have been pleasant surprises for the hobbled Lakers this season Read »

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 9:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Returns As Lakers Lose Seventh Straight

Nash Returns As Lakers Lose Seventh Straight

Nash and Blake return, Hill and Meeks hurt, as Lakers lose to Timberwolves Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

More Bad Lakers Injury News: Xavier Henry

More Bad Lakers Injury News: Xavier Henry

Xavier Henry will undergo an MRI on Monday, but he will be out at least 10-14 more days. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Looking For Win in Orlando

Lakers Looking For Win in Orlando

The Lakers take on the second-worst team in the NBA, the Orlando Magic, on Friday. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young to Lakers Fans: "Stick With It"

Nick Young to Lakers Fans: "Stick With It"

Nick Young talked about the loss to the Clippers and told Lakers fans to stick with the team. Read »

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Shootaround Report: Clippers Tonight

Lakers Shootaround Report: Clippers Tonight

The Lakers met for morning shootaround before taking on the Clippers on Friday night. 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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