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Friday, Jan 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Ryan Kelly Back for Lakers

Ryan Kelly Back for Lakers

At Friday morning's shootaround, Ryan Kelly confirmed he would start 2015 healthy after missing all but three games of the 2014-15 season due to injury. Watch »

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:31 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Crash 131-102 Against Thunder

Lakers Crash 131-102 Against Thunder

The Lakers fell behind early and never caught up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Ryan Kelly Gets Better of Kevin Durant

Ryan Kelly Gets Better of Kevin Durant

Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly shakes and bakes Kevin Durant out of his shoes Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

22-Year-Olds Kelly & Marshall Taking Their Chance

22-Year-Olds Kelly & Marshall Taking Their Chance

Kendall Marshall and Ryan Kelly have been pleasant surprises for the hobbled Lakers this season 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 8:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Break Streak, Beat Celtics

Lakers Break Streak, Beat Celtics

Ryan Kelly shines as Lakers beat Celtics in Boston. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Shootaround Report: Sacre Starting

Lakers Shootaround Report: Sacre Starting

The Lakers will start their 18th different starting lineup of the season against the Jazz. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Jazz Shootaround: Kaman Gets Nod

Lakers-Jazz Shootaround: Kaman Gets Nod

Chris Kaman will start for the Lakers in Utah against the Jazz on Friday night. Read »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM
Ryan Kelly Describes Growth With Lakers

Ryan Kelly Describes Growth With Lakers

Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly talks about his development during the season now that he's getting some playing time. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Ryan Kelly Jokes About Guarding LeBron James

Ryan Kelly Jokes About Guarding LeBron James

Lakers rookie Ryan Kelly talks about his failed attempt to guard LeBron James on Christmas Day. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Pau Gasol Not Traveling to Utah

Pau Gasol Not Traveling to Utah

Pau Gasol is day-to-day with an upper respiratory infection, but he will not travel to Utah with the Lakers. 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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With 1-0 Loss to Columbia, US Finishes 4th in Copa America

With 1-0 Loss to Columbia, US Finishes 4th in Copa America

Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid WV Flood

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Amid WV Flood

The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia. The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs was inundated with floodwater...

Chris Brooks Closing in on Elusive Olympic Berth

Chris Brooks Closing in on Elusive Olympic Berth

There have been plenty of times when it would have been easy for Chris Brooks to bail. To look at the maze of scars on his body and his long-term prospects of making an Olympic team and been like, "Dude, I'm...

USA Diving Gets 2nd Spot in Women's 3-Meter for Rio Games

USA Diving Gets 2nd Spot in Women's 3-Meter for Rio Games

USA Diving has been awarded a second spot in the women's 3-meter competition for the Rio Olympics after initially qualifying only one diver. World governing body FINA reallocated unused quota spots and told...

Johnny Manziel's Dad Hopes 'Druggie' Son Goes to Jail

Johnny Manziel's Dad Hopes 'Druggie' Son Goes to Jail

An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have...

Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Once the "Go Leafs, Go!" chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft, the Finns began their march to the podium. Three players from Finland...