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Covering sports across Southern California
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talked to reporters about the health of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash entering training camp and the 2014-15 season. 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 »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak backed his coach's vision of basketball and preached patience during the Lakers' rebuilding process. 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 »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers were well positioned going forward. Read »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers' lack of big moves at the NBA's Trade Deadline Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Will Not Tank Season

Lakers Will Not Tank Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will not tank the season, according to Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Dwight Howard Is Leaving LA...To Make Decision

Dwight Howard Is Leaving LA...To Make Decision

Dwight Howard was still unsure of his final decision as of Tuesday evening, and the Lakers were hopeful he would re-sign with the team. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Don't Trade Dwight, Who's Thankful To G.M.

Dwight Howard is "thankful" for support from Mitch Kupchak and Los Angeles Lakers organization, as the Lakers stayed true to their word of not trading Howard at the trade deadline. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers G.M.: Trading Howard "Not Realistic"

Lakers G.M.: Trading Howard "Not Realistic"

The Los Angeles Lakers returned to practice on Tuesday following the passing of owner Dr. Jerry Buss, and general manager Mitch Kupchak was among the Lakers who addressed the media and again denied that the team... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers GM: D'Antoni Okay, Lakers' Effort Poor

Lakers GM: D'Antoni Okay, Lakers' Effort Poor

General Manager Mitch Kupchak publicly supported Head Coach Mike D'Antoni's recent decisions, talked about the upcoming trade deadline, and shared his concerns with the players' lack of effort. 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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Padres Deal Dodgers 6th Straight Loss

Padres Deal Dodgers 6th Straight Loss

San Diego scored five runs on five doubles and the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night for Los Angeles' sixth straight loss.

Dodgers' Teammates Feud on Twitter

Dodgers' Teammates Feud on Twitter

Two Los Angeles Dodgers teammates had a bizarre exchange on Twitter last weekend, and things got a little testy.

Rams Make Trade, Pick Offensive Weapons

Rams Make Trade, Pick Offensive Weapons

The Los Angeles Rams made a trade with the Chicago Bears and drafted a wide receiver and a tight end in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft

Dolphins' Tunsil Declines to Address Past

Dolphins' Tunsil Declines to Address Past

At a Friday press conference where the Miami Dolphins were expected to introduce Laremy Tunsil, the NFL's 13th draft pick was a no-show. Team officials said he couldn't attend due to an allergic reaction. Tunsil...

Kemp, Padres Hand Dodgers 5th Straight Loss

Kemp, Padres Hand Dodgers 5th Straight Loss

Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run off Chris Hatcher in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Friday night for the team's fifth consecutive loss.

Blazers Deliver Knockout Blow to Clippers in Game 6

Blazers Deliver Knockout Blow to Clippers in Game 6

Damian Lillard scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 ending their season as they advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs 4-2.