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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 »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Jeanie Buss, President of the Lakers, is finally ready to step forward and be the boss the Lakers need. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:42 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jeanie Buss, "I'm The Boss"

Jeanie Buss, "I'm The Boss"

Jeanie Buss explains that she is in charge, but she "empowers" her brother to make basketball decisions. 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 »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jackson Joining Knicks, Lakers Chance Gone

Jackson Joining Knicks, Lakers Chance Gone

Phil Jackson joins Knicks, meaning his life with the Lakers is likely over. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant exposes dysfunction in Lakers' management, hints at a coaching change and comments on Phil Jackson going to Knicks. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 5:24 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Phil Jackson Reportedly Leaving LA For Knicks

Phil Jackson Reportedly Leaving LA For Knicks

Lakers intent on ignoring Phil Jackson as he nears move to New York Knicks. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Pau Gasol Signing Copies Of "Life • Vida" Tuesday

Pau Gasol Signing Copies Of "Life • Vida" Tuesday

Pau Gasol releases new book, agrees to donate his share to charity, and will be available to sign books on Tuesday evening. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

What Brown's New Job Means For D'Antoni

What Brown's New Job Means For D'Antoni

Fired Lakers coach Mike Brown appears ready to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers, so what does that mean for Lakers' current coach Mike D'Antoni and former coach Phil Jackson? Read »

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Explains Timing of Attack Mode

Kobe Explains Timing of Attack Mode

Prior to his incredible game against the Blazers, Kobe Bryant discussed how he learned to pace games from Phil Jackson, and he expressed his trust in Pau Gasol. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

World Peace Instagrams, Phil Jackson Tweets

World Peace Instagrams, Phil Jackson Tweets

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers had quite the social media impact with Metta World Peace taking to Instagram to make a joke prior to entering knee surgery and Phil Jackson tweeting a hilarious video... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Phil Jackson Talks About Howard & Gasol

Phil Jackson Talks About Howard & Gasol

Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson commented on Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and the team's dysfunction with their big men this season. 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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Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the LA Lakers 97-81, and Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about his team's defense in the first half. (Recorded at Staples Center on March 26, 2017)

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the LA Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night at Staples Center

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all. For the rest of the guests, it's all uncharted territory. Gonzaga finally parlayed two decades of excellence into its first trip to college basketball's showcase. South Carolina's entire history in the NCAA Tournament could've been compiled on a cocktail napkin.

Sprint Car Driver Killed in Florida Speedway Crash

Sprint Car Driver Killed in Florida Speedway Crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle's left front wheel struck the right rear wheel of another car, causing Steele's vehicle to go up in the air, spin 180 degrees and hit the retaining wall.

Kyle Larson Hangs on to Win at Fontana

Kyle Larson Hangs on to Win at Fontana

Kyle Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.