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Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Byron Scott Offered Job, Lakers Busy Friday

Byron Scott Offered Job, Lakers Busy Friday

The Lakers finally offered Byron Scott the coaching job, introduced a motivated Carlos Boozer to the media and re-signed Xavier Henry. Read »

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Returning, Kendall Marshall Waived

Xavier Henry Returning, Kendall Marshall Waived

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly agreed to terms with Xavier Henry on the same day as waiving Kendall Marshall. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Has Successful Surgeries

Xavier Henry Has Successful Surgeries

Lakers announce Xavier Henry surgeries were successful, and the guard is expected to have a full recovery by the start of training camp. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Having Surgery on Wrist, Knee

Xavier Henry Having Surgery on Wrist, Knee

Xavier Henry was already shut down for the season, but the team has confirmed that Henry will now undergo surgery on his left wrist and right knee. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nash Says Friday Likely Last Game

Nash Says Friday Likely Last Game

Steve Nash reveled Friday night was likely his final game of the season, while Xavier Henry was ruled out for the year. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Worth Bringing Back

Xavier Henry Worth Bringing Back

With his recent play, Xavier Henry is proving he is worth keeping around in the NBA and on the Lakers Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:19 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Knicks in Record-Setting Win

Lakers Beat Knicks in Record-Setting Win

Xavier Henry led the Los Angeles Lakers in a record-setting victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Pau Gasol Doubtful - Vertigo

Lakers: Pau Gasol Doubtful - Vertigo

Pau Gasol is doubtful for Tuesday's game, but Xavier Henry said he will play through torn ligaments in his wrist. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Xavier Henry Stars Despite Pain, Lakers Lose

Xavier Henry Stars Despite Pain, Lakers Lose

Playing through a knee injury, Xavier Henry exploded against the Spurs, but the Lakers came up short Read »

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Clippers: Shootaround Report

Lakers-Clippers: Shootaround Report

Jordan Hill has been ruled out of Thursdays game between the Lakers and Clippers, but Kendall Marshall will retain his starting spot. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Farmar, Lakers at Blazers: Preview

Farmar, Lakers at Blazers: Preview

Jordan Farmar and MarShon Brooks have been hot for the Lakers as they head to Portland to face the white hot Trail Blazers. Read »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

The Lakers practiced ahead of Monday's game in Portland, and Xavier Henry was back with the team. 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 »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

More Bad Lakers Injury News: Xavier Henry

More Bad Lakers Injury News: Xavier Henry

Xavier Henry will undergo an MRI on Monday, but he will be out at least 10-14 more days. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Xavier Henry Injury Update

Lakers: Xavier Henry Injury Update

Xavier Henry will not be returning on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 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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Lakers Make Deadline Trade, Acquire Tyler Ennis

Lakers Make Deadline Trade, Acquire Tyler Ennis

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to send point guard Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis at the NBA's trade deadline

Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode. First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, "Homer at the Bat" featured future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the ringers on Homer Simpson's Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team.

Chris Paul Could Return Thursday Against Warriors

Chris Paul Could Return Thursday Against Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Chris Paul has been medically cleared to return to the court after missing the last five weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Lakers Buying Big on Magic Johnson

Lakers Buying Big on Magic Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers met for practice on Wednesday and eulogized former GM Mitch Kupchak and former Lakers EVP Jim Buss while also singing the praises of new Lakers president of basketbal operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in 2024 Olympics Race

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in 2024 Olympics Race

Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.