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Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM
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 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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