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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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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
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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 »

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 »

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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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