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Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Say Goodbye to Staples For Summer

Lakers Say Goodbye to Staples For Summer

Sunday night may be the final time Pau Gasol appears at Staples Center as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:22 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Agree to Extension With GM Kupchak

Lakers Agree to Extension With GM Kupchak

The Los Angeles Lakers appear committed to general manager Mitch Kupchak for the foreseeable future Read »

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

Xavier Henry Having Surgery on Wrist, Knee

Xavier Henry Having Surgery on Wrist, Knee

Xavier Henry was already shut down for the season, but the team has confirmed that Henry will now undergo surgery on his left wrist and right knee. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Bazemore Out for Season

Lakers' Bazemore Out for Season

The Lakers' Kent Bazemore, who was injured against the Clippers, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn tendon in his right foot. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 5:26 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Not Done, Lakers Win By Losing

Nash Not Done, Lakers Win By Losing

Steve Nash and the Lakers failed on Friday night, but ultimately, everyone was a winner. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Says Friday Likely Last Game

Nash Says Friday Likely Last Game

Steve Nash reveled Friday night was likely his final game of the season, while Xavier Henry was ruled out for the year. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Pau Gasol Speaks About "Scary" Sickness

Pau Gasol Speaks About "Scary" Sickness

Pau Gasol described his nightmare of going to the hospital and said he was probable for Tuesday's game. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Can We Admit Lakers Did Not "Tank?"

Can We Admit Lakers Did Not "Tank?"

Talk of "tanking" related to the 2013-14 Lakers is simply false and should not be tolerated; this team did not "tank." Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Worth Bringing Back

Xavier Henry Worth Bringing Back

With his recent play, Xavier Henry is proving he is worth keeping around in the NBA and on the Lakers Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Magic 103-94

Lakers Beat Magic 103-94

The Lakers beat the Magic on Sunday night, and Jordan Hill played a big role in the victory. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers vs Magic: Nash Doubtful, Henry Out

Lakers vs Magic: Nash Doubtful, Henry Out

The Lakers take on the Orlando Magic on Sunday evening at Staples Center. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Plays Great, Strikes Nerve

Steve Nash Plays Great, Strikes Nerve

Steve Nash impressed on Friday night, but he played slightly more minutes than he should have. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Back on Friday vs Wizards

Nick Young will return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday against the Washington Wizards Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Stars Despite Pain, Lakers Lose

Xavier Henry Stars Despite Pain, Lakers Lose

Playing through a knee injury, Xavier Henry exploded against the Spurs, but the Lakers came up short Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Vs. Spurs Preview

Lakers Vs. Spurs Preview

The Lakers host the Spurs at Staples Center on Wednesday night. 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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Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Bill Murray is having quite the year. It's always a good time to be the iconic 66-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, but it turns out that this is a pretty good time to be a fan of his favorite sports teams, too. The Chicago-area native was front and center for his beloved Cubs’ first World Series victory in 108 years – singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game;" appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' with team members; calling for Mayor Emanuel to cancel school; and even making one fan’s dream come true. He crashed postgame interviews, victory celebrations and even a White House press briefing, all for the love of his Cubbies. Now Murray has his sights set on March Madness, and his support of bracket-busting Xavier University has led some to speculate that perhaps there’s a little something more to his diehard fandom.

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in Overtime with Jordan Clarkson scoring a career-high 35 points.

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

On Shaq statue night, Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Lakers to a 130-119 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.

Shaquille O'Neal's Statue Unveiled

Shaquille O'Neal's Statue Unveiled

Shaquille O'Neal speaks to former teammates, the crowd and his family after his statue in unveiled at Staples Center on Friday, March 24, 2017.