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Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Season Starts With Media Day

Lakers Season Starts With Media Day

The Los Angeles Lakers kick off the 2014-15 season with Media Day on September 29, 2014. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talked to reporters about the health of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash entering training camp and the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers announced their training camp squad. Read »

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Add Ellington, Roster at 14

Lakers Add Ellington, Roster at 14

The Los Angeles Lakers signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington a week ahead of the start of training. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Pin Down Byron Scott's Staff

Lakers Pin Down Byron Scott's Staff

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Byron Scott's staff and cemented that Jim Eyen, Paul Pressey and Mark Madsen would be the assistants for the 2014-15 NBA season. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Not Cut, Returning To Lakers

Steve Nash Not Cut, Returning To Lakers

Steve Nash was not cut under the "stretch provision" and will be a part of the 2014-15 LA Lakers' roster. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:51 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Spotlight Still on Kobe Bryant

Lakers: Spotlight Still on Kobe Bryant

All eyes will be on Kobe Bryant as he completes his final two seasons with the LA Lakers, but that's nothing new for the future NBA hall-of-famer. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Legends Return For Byron Scott

Lakers Legends Return For Byron Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Byron Scott as their head coach on Tuesday morning with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes joining in the presentation. Read »

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Byron Scott Coaching Lakers

Byron Scott Coaching Lakers

After Mike D'Antoni and the LA Lakers parted ways, Byron Scott emerged as the leading candidate to fill the vacant position at head coach. On Friday, Scott was offered the position. Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Byron Scott Offered Job, Lakers Busy Friday

Byron Scott Offered Job, Lakers Busy Friday

The Lakers finally offered Byron Scott the coaching job, introduced a motivated Carlos Boozer to the media and re-signed Xavier Henry. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe's Back: The 2014-15 LA Lakers

Kobe's Back: The 2014-15 LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant's return automatically promises the Los Angeles Lakers will be an improved team for the 2014-15 season, but the offseason roster moves appear far more positive when closely analyzed. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Returning, Kendall Marshall Waived

Xavier Henry Returning, Kendall Marshall Waived

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly agreed to terms with Xavier Henry on the same day as waiving Kendall Marshall. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lin Joins Lakers, Randle Signs, Gasol Gone

Lin Joins Lakers, Randle Signs, Gasol Gone

The Los Angeles Lakers spent the weekend finalizing the trade involving Jeremy Lin, signing Julius Randle and bidding farewell to Pau Gasol Read »

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Nick Young, Jordan Hill Sign

Lakers: Nick Young, Jordan Hill Sign

Nick Young and Jordan Hill agreed to return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, signaling Carmelo Anthony will not be joining the team for the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant talked about Byron Scott becoming Lakers' coach, Carmelo Anthony joining the team, the Buss family leading the team forward and more at his basketball camp at UCSB. 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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