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Nash Looking To Return Regardless of Record

Nash Looking To Return Regardless of Record

Steve Nash reveals that he just wants to play regardless of where the Lakers are in the standings. Watch »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM
Steve Nash On Rehab

Steve Nash On Rehab

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash talks about rehab and the troubles of making a comeback. Watch »

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 »

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Kobe Bryant Closes on Return

Lakers Practice Report: Kobe Bryant Closes on Return

Kobe Bryant was back at Los Angeles Lakers practice on Wednesday, and his return to the Lakers over the weekend seemed even more likely than a day earlier. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Practices, Return on Friday?

Kobe Bryant Practices, Return on Friday?

Kobe Bryant was back at Los Angeles Lakers practice, and his return to playing games appeared to be imminent; also, Steve Nash returned to practice for the first time in over four weeks. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Expect Kobe, Nash at Tuesday's Practice

Lakers Expect Kobe, Nash at Tuesday's Practice

Both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are expected to take part in Tuesday's Los Angeles Lakers practice. Read »

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Not Retiring, Kobe Out Vs. Warriors

Nash Not Retiring, Kobe Out Vs. Warriors

At Friday morning shootaround, Kobe Bryant did not take part, Steve Nash denied talk of retirement, and Chris Kaman was doubtful for Friday night's game against the Golden State Warriors. Read »

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Pistons But All Talk is Kobe Bryant

Lakers Host Pistons But All Talk is Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers met for morning shootaround ahead of the Detroit Pistons coming to Staples Center on Sunday evening, but all talk was about Kobe Bryant and his recovery from a torn Achilles. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:53 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report - Nash & Team Identity

Lakers Practice Report - Nash & Team Identity

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice on Veterans Day, and Steve Nash was present to talk about how he feeling after failing to finish Sunday's game against the T-Wolves. Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose Game and Nash

Lakers Lose Game and Nash

The Los Angeles Lakers lost in a bad way to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and to add injury to insult, Steve Nash left the game with back problems. Read »

Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Sick Gasol, Lakers Host Duncan-less Spurs

Sick Gasol, Lakers Host Duncan-less Spurs

The Los Angeles Lakers host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Staples Center, and the team met for a morning shootaround/practice session earlier in the day. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:24 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Clippers Game Day: Shootaround

Lakers-Clippers Game Day: Shootaround

Pau Gasol will lead the Los Angeles Lakers into the 2013-14 NBA season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Read »

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report - Oct. 27

Lakers Practice Report - Oct. 27

The Los Angeles Lakers met in El Segundo on Oct. 27 for their first practice following the end of preseason. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe on Dwight: "There Was Constant Tension"

The Los Angeles Lakers met at their practice facility in El Segundo Thursday afternoon, when Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash all took turns being surrounded by inquisitive reporters to provide updates on the squad. Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Shootaround Report: Game 3

Lakers Shootaround Report: Game 3

The Los Angeles Lakers were not optimistic about Steve Nash playing on Friday night, so Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris are expected to start against the Spurs in Game 3 at Staples Center. Read »

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Authors
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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Transgender Boy Wrestler Wins Controversial Girls State Title

Transgender Boy Wrestler Wins Controversial Girls State Title

A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 57-0 and earn the championship.

Reed Grabs Xfinity Series Win in Wreck-Fest at Daytona

Reed Grabs Xfinity Series Win in Wreck-Fest at Daytona

Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career — both at Daytona International Speedway — by winning the wreck-filled season-opener Saturday. Reed held off Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne in a two-lap overtime shootout to win in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Reed's only other career victory came in this race in 2015, and he was celebrated for overcoming a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes to become a race-winning driver.

Lakers Tyler Ennis Found Out He Was Traded on Twitter

Lakers Tyler Ennis Found Out He Was Traded on Twitter

Guard Tyler Ennis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers moments before the NBA's trade deadline. Two days later, he went through his first practice in El Segundo, California, spoke about how he found out he was traded via Twitter and also shared details of his personal relationship with Jordan Clarkson. (Shahan Ahmed)

Clippers Lose to Spurs in Chris Paul's Return

Clippers Lose to Spurs in Chris Paul's Return

Chris Paul returned to the court after a five-week absence, but the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their second straight game, 105-97, to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Staples Center

Westbrook's Triple-Double Leads Thunder Over Lakers

Westbrook's Triple-Double Leads Thunder Over Lakers

Russell Westbrook notched a triple-double and led the Oklahoma City Thunder to victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night

Tom Brady: The Movie? Film Wants to Capture Comeback

Tom Brady: The Movie? Film Wants to Capture Comeback

A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots' star quarterback and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and Brady's foes say they'll take a pass.