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Covering sports across Southern California
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 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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'Does This Guarantee Me the California Primary?': Sanders Attends Golden State Warriors Game

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Curry and Record-Setting Warriors Headed Back to NBA Finals

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Dodgers Disappoint on Memorial Day

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Gonzalez Saves Roberts, Dodgers, in Win over Mets

Gonzalez Saves Roberts, Dodgers, in Win over Mets

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Alexander Rossi Wins 100th Running of Indy 500

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