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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 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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Tom Brady: The Movie? Film Wants to Capture Comeback

Tom Brady: The Movie? Film Wants to Capture Comeback

A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots' star quarterback and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and Brady's foes say they'll take a pass. "The Tom Brady movie is such a bad idea! The dude is so uninteresting and has everything," said Trevor Twidwell, a Kansas City Chiefs fan from Tucson, Arizona, capturing dislike for Brady and the Patriots outside New England.

Transgender Boy Wins in First Round of Girls Tournament

Transgender Boy Wins in First Round of Girls Tournament

Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled. Beggs' family has said he would rather be wrestling boys. Some girls and their advocates agree, arguing that the testosterone treatments Beggs has been taking while in transition from female to male have made him too strong to wrestle fairly against women. But under the state's governing policy for athletics, students must wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates.

Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents

Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

 Green Taunts Pierce: 'You Thought You Was Kobe?!'

Green Taunts Pierce: 'You Thought You Was Kobe?!'

Golden State Warriors' forward Draymond Green taunted Los Angeles Clippers' forward Paul Pierce during his last game in Oakland on Thursday Night at Oracle Arena. Check out what he said in the video.

Clippers Lose 10th Consecutive Game to Warriors

Clippers Lose 10th Consecutive Game to Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers opened up their post All-Star game schedule with a 123-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland. The defeat was the team's 10th consecutive against Golden State.

LA Kings Mauled by Bruins 4-1

LA Kings Mauled by Bruins 4-1

The Los Angeles Kings returned home to Staples Center only to get mauled by the Boston Bruins, 4-1, on Thursday night at Staples Center.