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Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report - Oct. 27

Lakers Practice Report - Oct. 27

The Los Angeles Lakers met in El Segundo on Oct. 27 for their first practice following the end of preseason. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe on Dwight: 'There Was Constant Tension'

The Los Angeles Lakers met at their practice facility in El Segundo Thursday afternoon, when Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash all took turns being surrounded by inquisitive reporters to provide updates... Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Returns to Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant Returns to Lakers Practice

Kobe Bryant took part in Los Angeles Lakers' practice and jogged without any weight assistance for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon nearly six months ago. Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Nash Doubtful, Blake Out

Steve Nash was listed as doubtful, Jodie Meeks was even more doubtful, and Steve Blake was out indefinitely as the Lakers injury troubles continued into Game 3 against the Spurs. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice - Miracle Of World Peace

Lakers Practice - Miracle Of World Peace

Metta World Peace practiced on Monday and said he was ready to go less than two weeks following knee surgery, but Steve Nash was still doubtful for Tuesday's Lakers game against the New Orleans Hornets. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report - Nash Doubtful Vs. Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice on Saturday to prepare for the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, and Steve Nash did not participate and was listed as doubtful due to a hamstring injury. Read »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Steve Nash Didn't Practice, Kobe Bryant Ready

Steve Nash Didn't Practice, Kobe Bryant Ready

At April 1, 2013 practice, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Steve Nash was not ruled out, but he was not likely to play on Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks; however Kobe Bryant was good to go. Watch »

Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Saturday in Laker-Land

The Los Angeles Lakers practiced on Saturday, and Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, Antawn Jamison, and Mike D'Antoni hit on a number of topics including World Peace's upgraded flagrant foul. Read »

Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Mike D'Antoni At Lakers Practice

Mike D'Antoni At Lakers Practice

Video of Coach Mike D'Antoni addressing the media at Los Angeles Lakers practice in El Segundo, Ca on March 2, 2013 Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Kobe's Slump, Clippers, All-Star Weekend

Lakers Practice: Kobe's Slump, Clippers, All-Star Weekend

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice at their El Segundo facility on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's game against the LA Clippers, and the All-Star Game was a topic of discussion. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Gasol Back; Will Possibly Play Heat

Pau Gasol was back at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, and he may be well enough to play against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Also, Kobe Bryant talks defense on Dwayne Wade and Lebron James, and Dwight Howard says... Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Gasol Out; Kobe's Defensive Role

Practice Report: Gasol Out; Kobe's Defensive Role

At practice on Monday, the Lakers announced Pau Gasol would not play on Tuesday against the Bucks due to a concussion, meaning forward Earl Clark would be starting for the third consecutive game. Read »

Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Hurt Howard Doubts Chemistry

Practice Report: Hurt Howard Doubts Chemistry

At Saturday's practice, Dwight Howard questioned the Lakers' chemistry, compared them to Clippers group, and announced he has an sprained shoulder and may miss Sunday's game against the Nuggets. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Practice Report: Clippers Kickoff Tough Test

Practice Report: Clippers Kickoff Tough Test

The Lakers may be playing the Clippers on Friday, but the next week promises to be a massive test for coach Mike D'Antoni's team, and everyone was well aware of the challenge at Thursday's practice. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Earns An Expletive From Kobe Bryant On Clippers Talk

Lakers Practice Earns An Expletive From Kobe Bryant On Clippers Talk

The Los Angeles Lakers have a full week of questions regarding the Clippers to look forward to, and Sunday's Lakers practice kicked off the week-long media frenzy with Kobe Bryant and Mike D'Antoni talking... Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed regularly attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, home games, and press conferences. Since becoming a writer in 2009, Shahan has published sports articles and blog posts for various international and domestic news outlets. He currently resides in Santa Monica.
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.
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