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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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Steelers' Antonio Brown Apologizes for Facebook Live Video

Steelers' Antonio Brown Apologizes for Facebook Live Video

Brown's 17-minute long livestream caught coach Mike Tomlin using a handful of profanities during his postgame speech, including a derogatory term for AFC championship game opponent New England.

Rodgers' Father Opens Up About Family's Rift With NFL Star

Rodgers' Father Opens Up About Family's Rift With NFL Star

Aaron Rodgers’ rift with his family has been making headlines since his brother’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” last year, but little has been said about the unusual family dynamic from Rodgers’ father...

Walton Talks Up Rookie Ivica Zubac

Walton Talks Up Rookie Ivica Zubac

Following Tuesday night's loss to the Denver Nuggets, Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about the impact of rookie Ivica Zubac and a late fightback from his team.

Lakers Strike Gold With Zubac in Loss to Nuggets

Lakers Strike Gold With Zubac in Loss to Nuggets

Lakers rookie center Ivica Zubac proved to be the bright spot on a night when the Los Angeles Lakers trailed by 19 points before nearly completing an unlikely comeback against the Denver Nuggets

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey Pardoned by Obama

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey Pardoned by Obama

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995.

It was one of the president's 64 pardons granted Tuesday.

A-Rod Takes Swing at New TV Show for Cash-Strapped Jocks

A-Rod Takes Swing at New TV Show for Cash-Strapped Jocks

Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to big money. Now the former New York Yankees slugger will host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes. The network said Tuesday it ordered a pilot. The