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Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

Clarkson To Work With Nash Over Break

LA Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson tells NBCLA.com's Shahan Ahmed that he plans to return early from his All-Star break in order to work with legendary point guard Steve Nash. Filmed Feb. 10, 2015. Watch »

Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 at 1:42 AM
Byron Scott Reacts to Steve Nash's Letter to Fans

Byron Scott Reacts to Steve Nash's Letter to Fans

Lakers coach Byron Scott commented on Steve Nash's open letter to Lakers' fans, and talked about the great point guard coming to terms with the end of his storied career at Lakers practice on Nov 8, 2014. Watch »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash

Kobe Bryant spoke for the first time since the Lakers announced that Steve Nash would not be taking part in the 2014-15 NBA season. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

Kobe and Nash Shine For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers opened preseason with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash looking sharper than most expected. Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe, Nash Ready For Lakers Preseason Opener

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Byron Scott will make their 2014-15 LA Lakers debut on Monday night when the Lakers kick off preseason. Read »

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

Lakers Talk About Nick Young Injury

With Nick Young expected to miss 6-8 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers talked about how the injury affects Young and the team as a whole. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant: "I'm Past Progressions...I'm Me"

Kobe Bryant was making shots and Steve Nash was running the offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in a practice scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

The Los Angeles Lakers held their first practice of training camp, and Kobe Bryant talked about how his body felt after a strong conditioning session on September 30, 2014 Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talked to reporters about the health of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash entering training camp and the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers announced their training camp squad. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Not Cut, Returning To Lakers

Steve Nash Not Cut, Returning To Lakers

Steve Nash was not cut under the "stretch provision" and will be a part of the 2014-15 LA Lakers' roster. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash explained that he would be with the Lakers for the final year of his contract and made a convincing argument as to why he deserved to be there. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Young "Confident" of Return

Lakers Practice: Young "Confident" of Return

At Lakers practice, Nick Young revealed that he was "confident" the Lakers' front office and his agent would come to an agreement to bring the player back. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash's Season Likely Over

Steve Nash's Season Likely Over

Steve Nash hints his season may be over, but before coming off the court, Nash passed Mark Jackson and reached third all-time on the assists list. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:19 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash, Lakers Make History in Different Ways

Nash, Lakers Make History in Different Ways

Steve Nash had five assists in the first half to move to third on the NBA's all-time assists list, while the Lakers set a record for worse season since moving to LA. 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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LA Kings on Brink of Playoff Elimination

LA Kings on Brink of Playoff Elimination

The Los Angeles Kings slim chances of making the NHL playoffs sank even further after a 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night at Staples Center.

Hamilton Makes NASCAR History as First Black Race Director

Hamilton Makes NASCAR History as First Black Race Director

Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather's garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York's dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn't work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted as a NASCAR race director for the Xfinity Series event at Fontana. He is the first black race director in NASCAR history, and his co-workers say the 26-year-old can go any direction he chooses in the sport he loves.

March Madness: Gonzaga, Oregon Headed to Final Four

March Madness: Gonzaga, Oregon Headed to Final Four

Oregon upset No. 1 seed Kansas and Gonzaga dominated Xavier in their respective regional championship games Saturday night, filling out two of the four spots in the Final Four round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season, and moved within a half-game for home court advantage in the first round with a 108-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Bill Murray is having quite the year. It's always a good time to be the iconic 66-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, but it turns out that this is a pretty good time to be a fan of his favorite sports teams, too. The Chicago-area native was front and center for his beloved Cubs’ first World Series victory in 108 years – singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game;" appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' with team members; calling for Mayor Emanuel to cancel school; and even making one fan’s dream come true. He crashed postgame interviews, victory celebrations and even a White House press briefing, all for the love of his Cubbies. Now Murray has his sights set on March Madness, and his support of bracket-busting Xavier University has led some to speculate that perhaps there’s a little something more to his diehard fandom.

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in Overtime with Jordan Clarkson scoring a career-high 35 points.