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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 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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 Green Taunts Pierce: 'You Thought You Was Kobe?!'

Green Taunts Pierce: 'You Thought You Was Kobe?!'

Golden State Warriors' forward Draymond Green taunted Los Angeles Clippers' forward Paul Pierce during his last game in Oakland on Thursday Night at Oracle Arena. Check out what he said in the video.

Clippers Lose 10th Consecutive Game to Warriors

Clippers Lose 10th Consecutive Game to Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers opened up their post All-Star game schedule with a 123-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland. The defeat was the team's 10th consecutive against Golden State.

LA Kings Mauled by Bruins 4-1

LA Kings Mauled by Bruins 4-1

The Los Angeles Kings returned home to Staples Center only to get mauled by the Boston Bruins, 4-1, on Thursday night at Staples Center.

Lakers Make Deadline Trade, Acquire Tyler Ennis

Lakers Make Deadline Trade, Acquire Tyler Ennis

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to send point guard Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis at the NBA's trade deadline

Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode. First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, "Homer at the Bat" featured future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the ringers on Homer Simpson's Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team.