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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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Fisher and Snead Respond to 'Toxic' Relationship Rumors

Fisher and Snead Respond to 'Toxic' Relationship Rumors

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher responded on Friday to rumors that the two have a "toxic" relationship.

Jackson's Heisman Hopes turn to Jim Thorpe Award

Jackson's Heisman Hopes turn to Jim Thorpe Award

USC cornerback Adore'e Jackson may not win the Heisman this year, but he did take a home some hardware at the College Football Awards on Thursday.

Sunday Night Football Preview

Sunday Night Football Preview

A preview of Sunday Night Football, when the 11-1 Dallas Cowboys take on the only team to defeat them this season, the New York Giants.

Michael Jordan Wins Rights to His Name in Chinese Characters

Michael Jordan Wins Rights to His Name in Chinese Characters

Basketball legend Michael Jordan now owns his Chinese name, after China's highest court sided with him Thursday following a years long legal battle over a trademark dispute. The former NBA star has fought...

Speights Calls out Teammates for Technical Fouls

Speights Calls out Teammates for Technical Fouls

Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights called out his teammates after a lopsided loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, however many of his teammates and head coach disagreed with his comments.

'Go Back to Africa!' Vandals Deface NFL Player's NJ Home

'Go Back to Africa!' Vandals Deface NFL Player's NJ Home

Police are investigating racist graffiti scrawled on the walls of a New Jersey home belonging to a New York Giants player as a hate crime. Nikita Whitlock, who is black, showed reporters the graffiti — "KKK," a...