Triple Threat | NBC Southern California
Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:49 AM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Good Injury News

Lakers Practice Report: Good Injury News

The Los Angeles Lakers received some positive injury news at Monday's practice. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
|
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 »

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Nears Return

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Nears Return

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice on Sunday and moved beyond Friday's loss to the Clippers. Read »

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at 10:35 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Marshall's Mom Sends Message

Lakers: Marshall's Mom Sends Message

Kendall Marshall was the center of attention at Saturday's Lakers practice. Read »

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Lakers' Kendall Marshall At Practice

Lakers' Kendall Marshall At Practice

Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall talked about not getting too caught up in one good performance at practice on Jan. 4, 2014. Watch »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Game-Time Decisions

Lakers Practice Report: Game-Time Decisions

Lakers met for Saturday practice, Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman remain "game-time decisions," and Nick Young talks about passing and not getting respect. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Blake Injured, Kobe Bryant To Play Point Guard

Steve Blake Injured, Kobe Bryant To Play Point Guard

Steve Blake is out for six weeks, which mean Kobe Bryant will play point guard because the Lakers have no other available point guards. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Playing Point Guard

Kobe Bryant Talks Playing Point Guard

Lakers practice featured news that Steve Blake would be out a minimum of six weeks, and Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol talked about the adjustments required. Watch »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Optimistic at Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant Optimistic at Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant practiced with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday and said he had not played as badly as he initially thought. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Completes Practice, Talks Return

Kobe Bryant Completes Practice, Talks Return

Kobe Bryant took part in Los Angeles Lakers practice without any issues, but Bryant was not expected to play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Expect Kobe, Nash at Tuesday's Practice

Lakers Expect Kobe, Nash at Tuesday's Practice

Both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are expected to take part in Tuesday's Los Angeles Lakers practice. Read »

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Practices With Lakers on Saturday

Kobe Bryant Practices With Lakers on Saturday

Kobe Bryant took part in Los Angeles Lakers practice on Saturday, but the Lakers' injuries with Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill overshadowed Bryant's imminent return to the floor. Read »

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Returns to Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant Returns to Lakers Practice

On Saturday, Kobe Bryant participated in Los Angeles Lakers practice for the first time in seven months. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:53 AM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report - Nash & Team Identity

Lakers Practice Report - Nash & Team Identity

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice on Veterans Day, and Steve Nash was present to talk about how he feeling after failing to finish Sunday's game against the T-Wolves. Read »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
|
By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Jordan Hill Earns Time

Lakers Practice Report: Jordan Hill Earns Time

At Lakers practice, coach Mike D'Antoni hinted Jordan Hill had shown enough to earn playing time for Sunday's game, and Xavier Henry talked about his head injury. Read »

About the Blog
Follow the latest in professional sports across Southern California.
Authors
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.
Who We're Covering
Sports
Fans Can Look Forward to Some Major Changes in NFL Games

Fans Can Look Forward to Some Major Changes in NFL Games

Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays. At the busy league meetings Tuesday, owners passed several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and improve player safety. They also put off until their May gathering in Chicago potentially allowing a bit more creativity in player celebrations. Commissioner Roger Goodell asked that any adjustments in the rules be tabled so he could meet with players to "bring clarity to the rules while allowing players more ability to celebrate" while avoiding over-the-top demonstrations. He can expect lots of feedback from those players.

Vin Scully, NWA to Be Preserved by Library of Congress

Vin Scully, NWA to Be Preserved by Library of Congress

First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry.

What's Vin Scully Planning for Opening Day? Not Much

What's Vin Scully Planning for Opening Day? Not Much

On Monday, the Dodgers will play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games. He won't be in the stands. He won't make a point of watching on TV, either. "It's a day game. I'll probably have things to do," the famed 89-year-old announcer told The Associated Press from his home in Hidden Hills, California.

John Wall, Wizards Comeback Vs. Lakers

John Wall, Wizards Comeback Vs. Lakers

The Washington Wizards came back from down 16 points in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 behind John Wall's 34 points, 14 assists, four steals and three rebounds

Oilers Clinch Playoffs, LA Kings on Brink of Elimination

Oilers Clinch Playoffs, LA Kings on Brink of Elimination

The Edmonton Oilers clinched their first playoff berth in 10 years by virtue of their 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday in Edmonton.