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Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

The NBA released the Los Angeles Lakers 2013-14 regular season schedule, and there are some key dates every basketball fan needs to know. Read »

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Metta World Peace Talks Lakers, Future

Metta World Peace Talks Lakers, Future

Metta World Peace talked about a potential future in China, playing arena football, and becoming a player development coach for the Los Angeles Lakers after being waived under the amnesty provision. Read »

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Ecstatic to Join Lakers

Nick Young Ecstatic to Join Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers presented Nick Young to the media on Friday, and the hometown kid and former USC Trojan was overjoyed at becoming a Laker. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Release Metta World Peace

Lakers Release Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that Metta World Peace was cut under the amnesty clause, and he will not be with the team for the 2013-14 season. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar: "I Missed Being a Laker"

Farmar: "I Missed Being a Laker"

Jordan Farmar became the latest Los Angeles Lakers free agent signing, and rumors have Lamar Odom next to return to the purple and gold. Read »

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Spurs: Game 4

Lakers-Spurs: Game 4

The Los Angeles Lakers face a titanic task of avoiding a sweep without five of their top nine rotation players out due to injury. Metta World Peace was latest Laker to be ruled out. Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 2:37 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

No Mercy: Spurs Crush Injured Lakers

No Mercy: Spurs Crush Injured Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers lost 120-89 to the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center, and the depleted Lakers were unable to match the Spurs. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

World Peace Has Conversation With Knee

World Peace Has Conversation With Knee

Metta World Peace played in a professional basketball game for the Los Angeles Lakers only 12 days removed from surgery on his knee, and World Peace provided a meaningful contribution in his 15 minutes of... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Metta World Peace Talking To Knee

Metta World Peace Talking To Knee

Metta World Peace has a conversation with his knee during the Lakers game against the Hornets on April 10, 2013. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Hornets, Kobe Bryant Incredible

Lakers Beat Hornets, Kobe Bryant Incredible

Kobe Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to a much-needed victory on Tuesday night over the New Orleans Hornets, and the Lakers are now back in the eighth and final playoffs spot. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Howard Talks About World Peace's Return To Lakers

Howard Talks About World Peace's Return To Lakers

Dwight Howard talks about Metta World Peace's recovery from knee surgery at Lakers shootaround on April 9, 2013. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

World Peace Back For Lakers Vs. Hornets

World Peace Back For Lakers Vs. Hornets

Metta World Peace will play in Tuesday's game against the New Orleans Hornets, as the Los Angeles Lakers get a rare injury boost. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice - Miracle Of World Peace

Lakers Practice - Miracle Of World Peace

Metta World Peace practiced on Monday and said he was ready to go less than two weeks following knee surgery, but Steve Nash was still doubtful for Tuesday's Lakers game against the New Orleans Hornets. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

World Peace Injury Update; Lakers Raffle Rings

World Peace Injury Update; Lakers Raffle Rings

NBA Hall of Fame legend Bill Sharman is donating his 2010 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring to charity through a raffle that mirrors Metta World Peace's championship ring giveaway. World Peace was on hand to make his first public appearance following knee surgery last week. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

World Peace Instagrams, Phil Jackson Tweets

World Peace Instagrams, Phil Jackson Tweets

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers had quite the social media impact with Metta World Peace taking to Instagram to make a joke prior to entering knee surgery and Phil Jackson tweeting a hilarious video introduction to Twitter. 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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45-Year-Old Jagr Hurts L.A. Kings Playoff Chances

45-Year-Old Jagr Hurts L.A. Kings Playoff Chances

45-year-old Jaromir Jagr extended his point streak to five games as he set up Aleksander Barkov's game-winning goal as the Florida Panthers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night at Staples Center.

Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC

Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC

The UCLA Bruins avenged their late January loss when they beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Westwood

WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled

WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled

Los Angeles Clippers' center DeAndre Jordan got the NBA Slam Dunk Contest off to a hot start as he jumped over a DJ booth, complete with DJ, DJ Khaled on Saturday in New Orleans.

New York Jets Cornerback Faces Charges After Alleged Fight in Pittsburgh

New York Jets Cornerback Faces Charges After Alleged Fight in Pittsburgh

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has turned himself in to Pittsburgh police following charges alleging he was involved in a fight with two men last weekend. Revis entered a Municipal Courts building Friday. He didn't answer questions on his way in.

NASCAR Beefs up Concussion Testing Before Season Begins

NASCAR Beefs up Concussion Testing Before Season Begins

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Young Lakers Feature on All-Star Friday

Young Lakers Feature on All-Star Friday

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