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Covering sports across Southern California
Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Will Have Final Words to Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Will Have Final Words to Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, but Kobe Bryant was not present to be a part of the formal meeting with the New York Knicks free agent. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Add Jeanie Buss To Melo Pitch

Lakers Add Jeanie Buss To Melo Pitch

Lakers president Jeanie Buss will be involved in the LA Lakers' meeting with free agent Carmelo Anthony Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 5:59 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Select Randle in 2014 NBA Draft

Lakers Select Randle in 2014 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers had the no. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and selected Julius Randle. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

"I'm 100 Percent" - Kobe Bryant

"I'm 100 Percent" - Kobe Bryant

While in Brazil for the World Cup, Kobe Bryant told Brazilian television that he had fully recovered from his knee injury. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Should Lakers Target Derek Fisher Next?

Should Lakers Target Derek Fisher Next?

The Los Angeles Lakers have already interviewed a handful of candidates, and Derek Fisher may be next on the interview list. Read »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Central To Lakers' Coaching Search

Kobe Bryant Central To Lakers' Coaching Search

The Los Angeles Lakers are searching for their next coach, and Kobe Bryant is the point of focus this offseason, once again. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Get No. 7 Pick in NBA Draft Lottery

Lakers Get No. 7 Pick in NBA Draft Lottery

The Los Angeles Lakers learned their fate on Tuesday after entering the lottery with the sixth best odds to finish with the No. 1 overall pick for the 2014 NBA draft. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' NBA Draft Lottery Day

Lakers' NBA Draft Lottery Day

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will hope for a little luck in the 2014 NBA draft lottery. Read »

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Agrees to Make Documentary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Agrees to Make Documentary

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has agreed to take part in a documentary that will focus on the great social and cultural change the iconic athlete has experienced of the past 50 years. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce 2014-15 Preseason Schedule

Lakers Announce 2014-15 Preseason Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers announced their preseason schedule, and all eyes are on their Oct. 6 opener, when Kobe Bryant is expected to take the court wearing a Lakers' jersey for the first time in over nine... Read »

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:08 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce Resignation of Mike D'Antoni

Lakers Announce Resignation of Mike D'Antoni

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni resigned on Wednesday, the team announced. Read »

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Jeanie Buss Comments on Tapes

Lakers' Jeanie Buss Comments on Tapes

Lakers president Jeanie Buss released a statement condemning the audio tape that allegedly features Donald Sterling's voice. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Lakers star Kobe Bryant logged a season to forget off the court during the 2013-14 campaign. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash explained that he would be with the Lakers for the final year of his contract and made a convincing argument as to why he deserved to be there. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Play Season Finale in San Antonio

Lakers Play Season Finale in San Antonio

The Los Angeles Lakers wrap up an historically bad season on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. 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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Nike Tennis Dress Courts Controversy at Wimbledon

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US Olympic Swim Trials: Newcomers Pushing Out Veterans

US Olympic Swim Trials: Newcomers Pushing Out Veterans

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Urias Gets 1st Big League Win

Urias Gets 1st Big League Win

Adrian Gonzalez got back on track and Julio Urias earned his first big league victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-5, on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

Dodgers Avoid Sweep With Comeback Win

Dodgers Avoid Sweep With Comeback Win

The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame an early four-run deficit as they came-from-behind to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4, on Monday afternoon at PNC Park.