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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM
Nick Young Explains Drop in Defense

Nick Young Explains Drop in Defense

Nick Young's stellar defense earlier in the season faded as the season progressed, and the Lakers' guard explained that he was conserving energy. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Nick Young Looking Forward to Return

Nick Young Looking Forward to Return

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers deflects a question about his contract situation by saying he just wants to "swag out." Also, he talks about the pain of sitting by while the Lakers have been on nationally... Watch »

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Ready To Go Sunday

Nick Young Ready To Go Sunday

Nick Young ready to return for the Lakers on Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets Read »

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Has Fracture, Williams Returns

Nick Young Has Fracture, Williams Returns

Nick Young is out for a minimum of two weeks; Shawne Williams joins the team on 10-day contract. Read »

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Speaks About Disappointment

Nick Young Speaks About Disappointment

Nick Young addresses frustrations and walking out of the locker room without speaking to media Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose to Miami Heat

Lakers Lose to Miami Heat

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Miami Heat, but effort was present. Read »

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Heat: Nick Young v LeBron James

Lakers-Heat: Nick Young v LeBron James

Nick Young and the Lakers take on LeBron James and the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game Thursday evening. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young as "Swaggy Mamba"

Nick Young as "Swaggy Mamba"

Nick Young has been the Lakers' most consistent player this season, and his play is drawing deserved compliments. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Bulls on MLK Day

Lakers at Bulls on MLK Day

Lakers face an unexpectedly strong Chicago Bulls team on Monday. Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Standing Up To Challenge

Lakers Standing Up To Challenge

Pau Gasol hopes to continue strong play when Lakers take on Bulls on Monday evening. Read »

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Win Two in a Row

Lakers Win Two in a Row

Nick Young was hot, and rookie Ryan Kelly started as the Lakers beat the Raptors in an early Sunday NBA game. Read »

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Hold Team Meeting, Talk Fighting

Lakers Hold Team Meeting, Talk Fighting

The Los Angeles Lakers cleared the air on the fight and now face the Boston Celtics Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Suspended One Game

Nick Young Suspended One Game

Lakers sign Manny Harris to a 10-day contract, as Nick Young is suspended for the Lakers at Celtics. Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Ejected, Lakers Lose

Nick Young Ejected, Lakers Lose

Nick Young's ejection overshadowed the Lakers' loss to the Suns on Wednesday night. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Young's 28 Not Enough For Lakers Win

Young's 28 Not Enough For Lakers Win

Lakers lost to Cavs despite 28 points from Nick Young 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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