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Friday, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:34 PM
Lakers Rookie Tarik Black on Being a Laker

Lakers Rookie Tarik Black on Being a Laker

LA Lakers rookie Tarik Black spoke to the media after an impressive win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Staples Center (Jan. 9, 2015) Watch »

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Ryan Kelly Back for Lakers

Ryan Kelly Back for Lakers

At Friday morning's shootaround, Ryan Kelly confirmed he would start 2015 healthy after missing all but three games of the 2014-15 season due to injury. Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Lakers Better Without Kobe Bryant?

Are the Los Angeles Lakers a better team without Kobe Bryant? Lakers coach Byron Scott sure doesn't seem to think so. Watch »

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Byron Scott Hints at Lineup Changes

Byron Scott Hints at Lineup Changes

Byron Scott hinted in near certain terms that the Lakers' lineup would have changes coming its way ahead of the Lakers hosting the Raptors on Nov. 30, 2014 Watch »

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM
Nick Young Back at Lakers' Practice

Nick Young Back at Lakers' Practice

Nick Young went through a full practice on November 15, 2014 and said he expects to return to the Lakers on Tuesday night. Watch »

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Lakers vs Spurs: Video Preview

Lakers vs Spurs: Video Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers host the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 11, 2014, and NBCLA's Shahan Ahmed previews the contest with quotes from Byron Scott on Tim Duncan and Tony Parker Watch »

Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 at 1:42 AM
Byron Scott Reacts to Steve Nash's Letter to Fans

Byron Scott Reacts to Steve Nash's Letter to Fans

Lakers coach Byron Scott commented on Steve Nash's open letter to Lakers' fans, and talked about the great point guard coming to terms with the end of his storied career at Lakers practice on Nov 8, 2014. Watch »

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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Byron Talks About Magic's HIV Announcement

Byron Talks About Magic's HIV Announcement

Byron Scott, Lakers' current coach and former teammate of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, spoke about the day "Magic" announced he was HIV positive. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Talks About Broken Leg

Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Talks About Broken Leg

Lakers rookie spoke to reporters about his broken leg and the mental and physical state of his rehabilitation. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Lakers vs Suns Video Preview

Lakers vs Suns Video Preview

Lakers coach Byron Scott has trouble saying "Goran Dragic" as he talks about the Lakers taking on the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 4, 2014 Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:16 AM
Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a

Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard is a 'Teddy Bear'

After the Lakers' Opening Night loss on Oct. 28, 2014, Kobe Bryant downplayed his dislike for Dwight Howard and called him a "Teddy Bear." Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Lakers Lose Rookie Julius Randle To Broken Leg

Lakers Lose Rookie Julius Randle To Broken Leg

Lakers rookie Julius Randle broke his leg, so Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott talked about the scene following the game. Watch »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant spoke for the first time since the Lakers announced that Steve Nash would not be taking part in the 2014-15 NBA season. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Lin Returns, Kobe Shines for Lakers against Suns

Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin played well in an overtime preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 21, 2014 Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

Kobe Bryant Responds to ESPN, Recent Criticism

On Oct. 21, 2014, Kobe Bryant was asked about how he responds and reacts to public criticism leveled on him, in particular in response to a recent ESPN article. Watch »

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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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Derby Winner Nyquist Is Sick, Won't Run in Belmont

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