Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:48 AM
Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lin Answers For Turnovers

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin explained his tendency to commit turnovers, and Lakers coach Byron Scott did not sugar coat his opinion on the matter. Feb. 10, 2015 Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

LA Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson tells NBCLA.com's Shahan Ahmed that he plans to return early from his All-Star break in order to work with legendary point guard Steve Nash. Filmed Feb. 10, 2015. Watch »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM
Nick Young: Not Happy

Nick Young: Not Happy

After Sunday's loss to the New York Knicks, Nick Young sounded upset about sitting for the entire game. Recorded on Feb. 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden Watch »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

Kobe Talks Zen, Resting and Shaq

After a career night, Kobe Bryant answered questions about possibly sitting for the remainder of the season, his desire to play and more. On Jan. 15, 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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Authors
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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Phelps, Ledecky Cruise Into Semis at Swim Trials

Phelps, Ledecky Cruise Into Semis at Swim Trials

After being on the sideline for two days, Michael Phelps was ready to go and it showed. The 18-time Olympic champion advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Tuesday...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tony Gwynn Memorial

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tony Gwynn Memorial

The City of Poway will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its Tony Gwynn memorial statue on the baseball field at Lake Poway Park on July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Longtime NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died of cancer at the age of 82 Tuesday morning, according to NFL.com. During his 35-year career, James David "Buddy" Ryan was the head coach of the...

World No. 1 Golfer Jason Day Pulls Out of Rio Over Zika

World No. 1 Golfer Jason Day Pulls Out of Rio Over Zika

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars...

Rio Gov. Warns Olympics Could Be 'Big Failure'

Rio Gov. Warns Olympics Could Be 'Big Failure'

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games. In an interview...