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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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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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The Vault: Birth of the Hockey Beard

The Vault: Birth of the Hockey Beard

With the playoffs upon us, time to look back at the old days of the superstitious hockey beard. Fred Roggin goes back to 1982 with the LA Kings and he's got a surprise at the end of the story.

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