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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

Lakers Beat Jazz: Kobe Bryant & Julius Randle Postgame

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz on Oct. 19, 2014 at Staples Center behind strong performances from Kobe Bryant and rookie Julius Randle. Watch »

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant: ESPN Are Idiots, Don't F' This Up

Kobe Bryant does not bite his tongue when telling LA Lakers rookie Julius Randle about the opportunity he has with the Lakers...and takes a shot at ESPN in the process. Watch »

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Nick Young Has Amnesia?

Nick Young Has Amnesia?

Always entertaining, Nick Young talked to the media after LA Lakers practice on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers opened preseason with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash looking sharper than most expected. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Byron Scott will make their 2014-15 LA Lakers debut on Monday night when the Lakers kick off preseason. Read »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

With Nick Young expected to miss 6-8 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how the injury affects Young and the team as a whole. Watch »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jeremy Lin Not Feeling "Swaggy"

Jeremy Lin Not Feeling "Swaggy"

Jeremy Lin talks about how ridiculous he finds it that people refer to Nick Young as "Swaggy P" following Los Angeles Lakers practice on October 3, 2014. Read »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant talks about talking trash with Nick Young at LA Lakers practice on Oct. 2, 2014. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant was making shots and Steve Nash was running the offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in a practice scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

The Los Angeles Lakers held their first practice of training camp, and Kobe Bryant talked about how his body felt after a strong conditioning session on September 30, 2014 Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Don't Count Out Kobe Bryant

Don't Count Out Kobe Bryant

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant may surprise a great deal of people on the outside, but his teammates and coaches believe the Black Mamba is ready to surprise and strike. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Jeremy Lin Tired of "Linsanity"

Lakers: Jeremy Lin Tired of "Linsanity"

On LA Lakers Media Day, Jeremy Lin appeared tired of "Linsanity" and explained why he was hoping to move beyond that phrase. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Season Starts With Media Day

Lakers Season Starts With Media Day

The Los Angeles Lakers kick off the 2014-15 season with Media Day on September 29, 2014. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talked to reporters about the health of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash entering training camp and the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers announced their training camp squad. 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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USA Olympic Trials: Women's Diving Finals

USA Olympic Trials: Women's Diving Finals

On Sunday, USA Diving will wrap up with women's 3-meter springboard competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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

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