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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:06 PM
Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young Blames Rim For Poor Shooting

Nick Young blamed the rim for a bad shooting year and said he would take "her" out on a date during his exit interview on April 14, 2015 Watch »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

Lakers Beat Celtics in Rivalry Game

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in a rivalry game, and Nick Young and Byron Scott spoke about the rivalry. Recorded on Feb. 22, 2015 Watch »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM
Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

Nick Young: Dolphins And Trade Deadline

After the LA Lakers passed the trade deadline, Nick Young talked about his All-Star break, talking to Dolphins and the surviving the NBA trade deadline. Watch »

Monday, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:40 AM
Nick Young: Not Happy

Nick Young: Not Happy

After Sunday's loss to the New York Knicks, Nick Young sounded upset about sitting for the entire game. Recorded on Feb. 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden Watch »

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM
Nick Young Back at Lakers' Practice

Nick Young Back at Lakers' Practice

Nick Young went through a full practice on November 15, 2014 and said he expects to return to the Lakers on Tuesday night. Watch »

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Nick Young Has Amnesia?

Nick Young Has Amnesia?

Always entertaining, Nick Young talked to the media after LA Lakers practice on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Watch »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

With Nick Young expected to miss 6-8 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how the injury affects Young and the team as a whole. Watch »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jeremy Lin Not Feeling "Swaggy"

Jeremy Lin Not Feeling "Swaggy"

Jeremy Lin talks about how ridiculous he finds it that people refer to Nick Young as "Swaggy P" following Los Angeles Lakers practice on October 3, 2014. Read »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant Explains Trash Talking

Kobe Bryant talks about talking trash with Nick Young at LA Lakers practice on Oct. 2, 2014. Watch »

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Nick Young, Jordan Hill Sign

Lakers: Nick Young, Jordan Hill Sign

Nick Young and Jordan Hill agreed to return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, signaling Carmelo Anthony will not be joining the team for the 2014-15 season. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

Lakers Exit interviews: Part 1

The Los Angeles Lakers held exit interviews with their players on Thursday. Part one of the exit interviews included Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 in their 2013-14 season finale. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young "Pretty Much" Opting Out

Nick Young "Pretty Much" Opting Out

The Lakers had the day off, but Nick Young still managed to make news on Tuesday in San Antonio Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Young Scores 41, as Lakers Beat Jazz

Young Scores 41, as Lakers Beat Jazz

Entering Monday's game against the Utah Jazz, the Los Angles Lakers were on a seven-game losing streak, but Nick Young scored 41 points and broke that streak. Read »

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Nick Young Talks Tanking

Nick Young Talks Tanking

At the last practice of the season, Lakers guard Nick Young talks about tanking and jokes about draftees taking the current players' spots. Watch »

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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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