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Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Nears Return

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Nears Return

The Los Angeles Lakers held practice on Sunday and moved beyond Friday's loss to the Clippers. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Are The Lakers Cursed?

Are The Lakers Cursed?

Are the Los Angeles Lakers point guards cursed? Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose Game to 76ers, Henry to Injury

Lakers Lose Game to 76ers, Henry to Injury

Have The LA Lakers have hit rock bottom after a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Nick Young Providing Laughs For Lakers

Nick Young Providing Laughs For Lakers

Nick Young showed off his unique style in the Lakers locker room following the loss to Miami. Read »

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

No Kobe, Lakers Host Timberwolves

No Kobe, Lakers Host Timberwolves

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 pm PST. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Lakers Lose, Xavier Henry Talks Defense

Lakers Lose, Xavier Henry Talks Defense

Xavier Henry explains how the Los Angeles Lakers could have played better defense in the loss to the Phoenix Suns. Watch »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers-Kings Preview: Xavier Henry on Point

Lakers-Kings Preview: Xavier Henry on Point

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, and Xavier Henry expects to play point guard for the injured Jordan Farmar. Read »

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Sacre, Henry, Gasol - Lakers Locker Room

Sacre, Henry, Gasol - Lakers Locker Room

The Lakers lost to the Trail Blazers on Sunday, and Robert Sacre set career highs in nearly every category, Xavier Henry played PG and score 27 points, and Pau Gasol announced he would get an MRI on his ankle. Watch »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Lose, Robert Sacre Gets "MVP" Chants

Lakers Lose, Robert Sacre Gets "MVP" Chants

The Los Angeles Lakers lost dug massive holes against the Portland Trail Blazers, but the fight displayed by the team on Sunday night was worth applauding. Read »

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Kings, Play With Balance

Lakers Beat Kings, Play With Balance

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 100-86 on Sunday evening, and Pau Gasol had his first back-to-back 20-point games of the season. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jordan Hill Leads Lakers To Big Win Over Pelicans

Jordan Hill Leads Lakers To Big Win Over Pelicans

The Los Angeles Lakers won 116-95 over the New Orleans Pelicans, but all the talk after the game was about Xavier Henry's monster dunk. Read »

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Nick Young Expects To Stay On Bench

Lakers Nick Young Expects To Stay On Bench

Nick Young going to the bench of the Los Angeles Lakers appears to be a permanent switch, but it is not for the reasons most would expect. Read »

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Starting Xavier Henry Vs. Hawks

Lakers Starting Xavier Henry Vs. Hawks

The Los Angeles Lakers will shake up the lineup against the Atlanta Hawks by starting Xavier Henry at small forward. Read »

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice Report: Jordan Hill Earns Time

Lakers Practice Report: Jordan Hill Earns Time

At Lakers practice, coach Mike D'Antoni hinted Jordan Hill had shown enough to earn playing time for Sunday's game, and Xavier Henry talked about his head injury. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Show Depth, Embarrass Clippers

Lakers Show Depth, Embarrass Clippers

Xavier Henry made a name for himself as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a shock victory in their season opener against the hyped Los Angeles Clippers. 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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