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Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 04:50 AM PDT

Shaquille O'Neal Gets His Statue...And It's Awesome

Shaquille O'Neal Gets His Statue...And It's Awesome

Shaquille O'Neal finally got his statue at Staples Center on Friday, and the ceremony featured some of the greatest players in LA Lakers history, including Kobe Bryant, Jerry West and others

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:57 PM PDT

Dodger Stadium Bus Service to Return for 2017 Season

Dodger Stadium Bus Service to Return for 2017 Season

Metro announced Friday that it will again provide Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium for the 2017 baseball season.

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:17 AM PDT

Budweiser Introduces New 'Dodgers' Can

Budweiser Introduces New 'Dodgers' Can

Budweiser, the self-proclaimed "King of Beers," has unveiled new custom cans for the 2017 MLB Season, including the new Dodger themed can that is available just in time for Opening Day.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:17 AM PDT

Justice Department Settles Suit Over LA Dodgers Broadcasts

Justice Department Settles Suit Over LA Dodgers Broadcasts

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 08:52 PM PDT

Shaquille O'Neal Statue Unveiled Outside Staples Center

Shaquille O'Neal Statue Unveiled Outside Staples Center

A nine-foot, 1,200-pound bronze statue of Basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal was unveiled Friday outside Staples Center in front of a crowd of thousands that included former Laker greats Kareem...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 08:40 PM PDT
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By Shahan Ahmed

Statue Day: Celebrating Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal got his statue in Star Plaza outside Staples Center on Friday...View gallery

  • Shaq Statue Unveiling
  • Shaq Statue Unveiling
  • Shaq Statue Unveiling
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:21 PM PDT

Kings Ground Jets to Keep Pace

Kings Ground Jets to Keep Pace

Special Teams helped the Los Angeles Kings ground the Winnipeg Jets, 5-2, on Thursday night at Staples Center to remain eight points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:02 PM PDT

Clippers Lose on Late Steal to Mavericks

Clippers Lose on Late Steal to Mavericks

Blake Griffin had 21 points, but he lost the ball late in the game and the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 97-95, on Thursday night to fall 1.5 games behind the Utah Jazz for fourth place...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 03:38 AM PDT

USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title

USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman threw six shutout innings as U.S.A. dominated Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win their first ever World Baseball Classic Title.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 09:20 AM PDT

Chargers Plan Costa Mesa Training Camp

Chargers Plan Costa Mesa Training Camp

The Los Angeles Chargers have finalized a deal to hold the first training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex after their move north in Costa Mesa.

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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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