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Covering sports across Southern California
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 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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Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Kobe Bryant's Special All-Star Emoji

Lakers Kobe Bryant has a new emoji ahead of the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be Bryant's final outing

Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

Quick-less Kings Lose to Islanders

New York scored three goals in the first 14 minutes and the Islanders defeated the short-handed Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Thursday night at the Barclays Center.

Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression

Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression

Eli Manning says that he was thinking about what big brother Peyton's Denver Broncos would do next when TV cameras caught him with a less-than-impressed look on his face after the team scored a Super Bowl...

Clippers Fall Short to Celtics in Overtime

Clippers Fall Short to Celtics in Overtime

Chris Paul had 35 points and 13 assists, but the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their final game before the All-Star break 139-134 in overtime to the Boston Celtics in what could have been Paul Pierce's final game...

Cavs Beat Lakers

Cavs Beat Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers trailed by as many as 22 points en route to a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where Kyrie Irving and LeBron James dominated play

USC's Pat Haden Has Medical Episode on Campus

USC's Pat Haden Has Medical Episode on Campus

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was treated by medical staff Wednesday morning after feeling light-headed while walking on campus, a medical episode the university described as similar to when he collapsed at a...