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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 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.
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Lakers in Last Place After 49-Point Loss

Lakers in Last Place After 49-Point Loss

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered the worst loss in the history of the franchise and followed that up by falling to last place in the Western Conference

Patriots Will Face Falcons in Super Bowl

Patriots Will Face Falcons in Super Bowl

A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

Super Falcons: Atlanta Routs Packers 44-21 for NFC Title

Super Falcons: Atlanta Routs Packers 44-21 for NFC Title

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons dominated the Green Bay Packers 44-21 to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl appearance.

Lakers Pull-off 'Alternative Win' in Dallas

Lakers Pull-off 'Alternative Win' in Dallas

In Dallas, the Los Angeles Lakers lost by a franchise record 49 points on Sunday afternoon

Current, Former Major Leaguers Die in Car Crashes

Current, Former Major Leaguers Die in Car Crashes

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, the team announced. He was 25 years old. "It is with a heavy and broken heart that we confirm the passing...

Lakers Rookie Brandon Ingram Inspires Lakers To Win Over Pacers

Lakers Rookie Brandon Ingram Inspires Lakers To Win Over Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers, and Brandon Ingram had a standout performance against Paul George. Recorded at Staples Center on Jan. 20, 2017 (Courtesy: Shahan Ahmed)