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Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lin Joins Lakers, Randle Signs, Gasol Gone

Lin Joins Lakers, Randle Signs, Gasol Gone

The Los Angeles Lakers spent the weekend finalizing the trade involving Jeremy Lin, signing Julius Randle and bidding farewell to Pau Gasol Read »

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant talked about Byron Scott becoming Lakers' coach, Carmelo Anthony joining the team, the Buss family leading the team forward and more at his basketball camp at UCSB. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Pau Gasol Talks "Last Day" With Lakers

Pau Gasol Talks "Last Day" With Lakers

Pau Gasol talked about free agency, Kobe Bryant, his "last day" with the Lakers and more during his exit interview on Thursday Read »

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 »

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 »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Updated - Lakers at Kings: Gasol Out

Update: Pau Gasol is out due to vertigo, and Chris Kaman is a game-time decision, as the Lakers' injuries never stop. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Going Big Against Blazers

Lakers Going Big Against Blazers

Against the Blazers, Mike D'Antoni is opting to go with Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman starting in tandem--something he has rarely looked to this season. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

With Pau Gasol Back, Will Chris Kaman Play?

Pau Gasol's probable return to the Lakers brought up the question of what to do with Chris Kaman at Monday's Lakers practice. 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 »

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Shootaround Report: Lakers Vs. Suns

Shootaround Report: Lakers Vs. Suns

Kendall Marshall and the Los Angeles Lakers host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening at Staples Center. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Tuesday: Lakers Vs. Knicks

Tuesday: Lakers Vs. Knicks

Los Angeles Lakers welcome New York Knicks to Staples Center, but will Phil Jackson show up? Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Pau Gasol Doubtful - Vertigo

Lakers: Pau Gasol Doubtful - Vertigo

Pau Gasol is doubtful for Tuesday's game, but Xavier Henry said he will play through torn ligaments in his wrist. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar Out 2 Weeks, Pau Talks Phil Jackson

Farmar Out 2 Weeks, Pau Talks Phil Jackson

Jordan Farmar out 2 weeks, Pau Gasol can't talk to Phil Jackson any more Read »

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Suffer Historic Loss To Clippers

Lakers Suffer Historic Loss To Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers were handed their worst loss in franchise history by the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose to Pelicans 132-125

Lakers Lose to Pelicans 132-125

Late rally falls short as Lakers fall to Pelicans on Tuesday night 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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Dodgers on Cloud Nine

Dodgers on Cloud Nine

Joc Pederson homered, Clayton Kershaw cruised, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their ninth consecutive game, as they shutout the Colorado Rockies, 4-0, on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Host nation Russia fought valiantly effort but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of...

Lonzo Ball: 'The New Face of the Lakers'

Lonzo Ball: 'The New Face of the Lakers'

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Lonzo Ball for the first time and Earvin "Magic" Johnson dubbed the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft the "New Face of the Lakers"

Dodgers Keep Rolling With Rout of Rockies

Dodgers Keep Rolling With Rout of Rockies

Yasiel Puig homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their eighth consecutive game as they rolled over the Rockies, 6-1, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Lobs His First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Lobs His First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Lakers' No. 2 overall draft pick, Lonzo Ball, threw out the ceremonial first pitch between the Dodgers and Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Urias to Have Season Ending Surgery

Urias to Have Season Ending Surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers top pitching prospect, Julio Urias, is scheduled to have left anterior capsule surgery on Tuesday and will miss the next 12-14 months.