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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:06 PM
Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young blamed the rim for a bad shooting year and said he would take "her" out on a date during his exit interview on April 14, 2015 Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:41 PM
Byron Talks Rookie Tarik Black

Byron Talks Rookie Tarik Black

LA Lakers coach Byron Scott spoke about the development and strength of rookie Tarik Black on March 19, 2015 at Staples Center Watch »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:39 PM
Update: Jeremy Lin Back Spasms

Update: Jeremy Lin Back Spasms

Lakers coach Byron Scott spoke about Jeremy Lin's back and how he was impressed that Lin could take part in the March 19, 2015 loss to the Utah Jazz. Watch »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:09 PM
Julius Randle On the Lakers' Practice Court

Julius Randle On the Lakers' Practice Court

Lakers rookie Julius Randle is back on the Lakers practice court and talked about the progress he's making after a broken leg and ankle surgery on Mar. 9, 2015. Watch »

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Lakers Beat Bucks: Post-game

Lakers Beat Bucks: Post-game

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 27, 2015, and Lakers coach Byron Scott, forward Ed Davis and guard Wayne Ellington discussed the victory. Watch »

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Ed Davis Talks Clarkson, B-Scott

Ed Davis Talks Clarkson, B-Scott

Lakers forward Ed Davis talks about rookie Jordan Clarkson and coach Byron Scott at practice on Feb. 26, 2015 Watch »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 11:33 PM
Jeremy Lin: Lakers-Celtics Postgame

Jeremy Lin: Lakers-Celtics Postgame

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin spoke about the importance of getting a win, especially against the Boston Celtics in the Lakers' locker room on Feb. 22, 2015 Watch »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in a rivalry game, and Nick Young and Byron Scott spoke about the rivalry. Recorded on Feb. 22, 2015 Watch »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM
Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

After the LA Lakers passed the trade deadline, Nick Young talked about his All-Star break, talking to Dolphins and the surviving the NBA trade deadline. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:48 AM
Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin explained his tendency to commit turnovers, and Lakers coach Byron Scott did not sugar coat his opinion on the matter. Feb. 10, 2015 Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

LA Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson tells NBCLA.com's Shahan Ahmed that he plans to return early from his All-Star break in order to work with legendary point guard Steve Nash. Filmed Feb. 10, 2015. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM
Lakers Coach Talks Dean Smith, Rebuilding

Lakers Coach Talks Dean Smith, Rebuilding

Before the LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavs tipped off, LA coach Byron Scott talked about rebuilding and the passing of Dean Smith. Watch »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM
Nick Young: Not Happy

Nick Young: Not Happy

After Sunday's loss to the New York Knicks, Nick Young sounded upset about sitting for the entire game. Recorded on Feb. 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden Watch »

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:51 AM
Jordan Clarkson: Postgame

Jordan Clarkson: Postgame

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls in double overtime, and rookie Jordan Clarkson played a starring role with 18 points and four assists in 43 minutes on Jan. 29, 2015 Watch »

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 »

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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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Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral

Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral

Arnold Palmer’s family spread his ashes at his country club in Pennsylvania on Thursday and locals took solace in several rainbows, which they said reminded them of the golf great.

VINtage: When Vin Scully Hosted a Game Show

VINtage: When Vin Scully Hosted a Game Show

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Americans Sweep Europe to Start Ryder Cup

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Put a Ring On It: Cavs' Arena Staff Get Championship Rings

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Seven Doubles Lead Dodgers Past Padres

Seven Doubles Lead Dodgers Past Padres

Joc Pederson had a pair of RBI doubles and the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to avoid the sweep, 9-4, over the Padres in their last trip to San Diego of the season on Thursday.