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Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Trending in the Right Direction

Lakers Trending in the Right Direction

Twelve games into the Lakers' season, Triple Threat went inside the numbers and found some positive trends involving Jordan Hill, Steve Blake, and Nick Young. Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jordan Hill Has Career-night, Lakers Win

Jordan Hill Has Career-night, Lakers Win

The Lakers beat the Pistons behind career nights from Jordan Hill and Steve Blake, but Pau Gasol led the team to victory at a crucial point Read »

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

LA Lakers at NO Pelicans: Friday Night

LA Lakers at NO Pelicans: Friday Night

The LA Lakers are in New Orleans to play the Pelicans, and Pau Gasol needs to step up his offensive production. Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash, Blake, Meeks Latest Lame Lakers

Nash, Blake, Meeks Latest Lame Lakers

Steve Nash and Steve Blake are questionable due to hamstring injuries suffered in the Lakers' Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, and Jodie Meeks was scheduled for an MRI on Thursday for a sprained ankle. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Shootaround Report - Houston Rockets

Lakers Shootaround Report - Houston Rockets

On April 17, the Los Angeles Lakers convened for their final shootaround of the regular season, and Dwight Howard provided some comedy ahead of the Houston Rockets coming to town. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

No Bryant or Gasol, No Problem for Lakers

No Bryant or Gasol, No Problem for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers won on Sunday at Staples Center against the Sacramento Kings, but the overall energy of the team was fueled by the balance of the team. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe or No-Kobe, Lakers Host Kings Sunday

Kobe or No-Kobe, Lakers Host Kings Sunday

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night at Staples Center, and the Lakers will look to build on their strong performance against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Record Improbable Win at Indiana

Lakers Record Improbable Win at Indiana

Kobe Bryant could not play past the first quarter, but the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers to record their best road win of the season on a solid team effort. Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

More Bad News: Blake Needs Surgery

More Bad News: Blake Needs Surgery

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Steve Blake's abdominal strain will require surgery and he will miss 6-8 weeks Read »

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Injury Report: Steve Blake Out 2 More Weeks

Injury Report: Steve Blake Out 2 More Weeks

The Lakers were dealt another blow on Wednesday when it was announced that an MRI revealed Steve Blake would be out for another 2 weeks. 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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