Triple Threat
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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Kopitar's Hat Trick Rescues Kings

Kopitar's Hat Trick Rescues Kings

Anze Kopitar had a hat trick and Tanner Pearson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in a thrilling game at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Canada Beats U.S. in All-Stars 74-63

Canada Beats U.S. in All-Stars 74-63

Drake outcoached Kevin Hart, and Win Butler was aptly named in the NBA All-Star celebrity game Friday night. Butler, the lead singer for Arcade Fire, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to earn MVP honors...

Mets Pitcher Receives MLB's First Lifetime Drug Ban

Mets Pitcher Receives MLB's First Lifetime Drug Ban

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The...

Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Lakers Kobe Bryant has a new emoji ahead of the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be Bryant's final outing

Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

New York scored three goals in the first 14 minutes and the Islanders defeated the short-handed Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Thursday night at the Barclays Center.

Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression

Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression

Eli Manning says that he was thinking about what big brother Peyton's Denver Broncos would do next when TV cameras caught him with a less-than-impressed look on his face after the team scored a Super Bowl...