Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Lakers GM Talks After Trade Deadline

Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers' lack of big moves at the NBA's Trade Deadline Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Blake Traded To Warriors

Steve Blake Traded To Warriors

On Wednesday, Steve Blake was suddenly traded to the Golden State Warriors without any warning. Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Eight Lakers Dressing Versus Thunder

Eight Lakers Dressing Versus Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers suit up eight players against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night Read »

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: More Bad Injury News

Lakers Practice Report: More Bad Injury News

Another day at Lakers practice meant more bad injury news Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Run Out of Players, Still Win

Lakers Run Out of Players, Still Win

The Lakers beat the Cavaliers despite not having five eligible players due to injures and fouls. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers At Timberwolves: Too Many Guards?

Lakers At Timberwolves: Too Many Guards?

The Lakers take on the Timberwolves with an unfamiliar healthy look to the backcourt. Read »

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash, Blake and Farmar Back For Lakers

Nash, Blake and Farmar Back For Lakers

The Lakers announced Steve Blake, Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar may play on Tuesday. Read »

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Super Bowl Sunday

Lakers Practice Report: Super Bowl Sunday

The Los Angeles Lakers met for practice on Sunday, and all the talk was injuries, as usual. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Lakers Practice Video: Steve Nash Back

Lakers Practice Video: Steve Nash Back

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers talks at practice on Jan. 30, 2014 about the returns of Steve Nash, Steve Blake & Jordan Farmar return. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar, Blake Close in on Lakers Returns

Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash all took part in Thursday's Los Angeles Lakers' practice. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Are The Lakers Cursed?

Are The Lakers Cursed?

Are the Los Angeles Lakers point guards cursed? Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Blake Injured, Kobe Bryant To Play Point Guard

Steve Blake Injured, Kobe Bryant To Play Point Guard

Steve Blake is out for six weeks, which mean Kobe Bryant will play point guard because the Lakers have no other available point guards. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Playing Point Guard

Kobe Bryant Talks Playing Point Guard

Lakers practice featured news that Steve Blake would be out a minimum of six weeks, and Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol talked about the adjustments required. Watch »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Kings Preview: Xavier Henry on Point

Lakers-Kings Preview: Xavier Henry on Point

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, and Xavier Henry expects to play point guard for the injured Jordan Farmar. Read »

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers at Pistons: Blake & Farmar Leading LA

Lakers at Pistons: Blake & Farmar Leading LA

On Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers ride into Detroit and face the Pistons to cap off a three-game East Coast road trip. Read »

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Authors
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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Mets Drop Dodgers in Julio Urias' Debut

Mets Drop Dodgers in Julio Urias' Debut

Julio Urias got a no decision in his Major League debut, but the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the New York Mets 6-5, on Friday night at Citi Field.

Girls Avoid Injury in Last US Tackle Powder Puff Game

Girls Avoid Injury in Last US Tackle Powder Puff Game

The girls of Jupiter High School proved their point Friday night, at least for now — that they can play tackle football as safely as boys and have as much fun.

Los Angeles Dodgers Top 5 Pitching Prospects

Los Angeles Dodgers Top 5 Pitching Prospects

Julio Urias made his MLB debut on Friday, but it begs the question: who are the other top pitching prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization?

Nadal Out of French Open With Injured Wrist

Nadal Out of French Open With Injured Wrist

The left-handed Spaniard wore a blue brace on his wrist during what he called "one of the toughest press conferences in my career."

IOC: 23 Positives in Retests of Samples From London Olympics

IOC: 23 Positives in Retests of Samples From London Olympics

The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday after retesting 265 London...

Gatlin Has an Alter Ego: 'J Gat'

Gatlin Has an Alter Ego: 'J Gat'

Justin Gatlin swears he's not as bad as he's made out to be. He calls his alter ego "J Gat." And that's someone you don't want to mess with. Before a race, the mild-mannered American sprinter says he...