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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Lakers: Elgin Baylor Getting a Statue

Lakers: Elgin Baylor Getting a Statue

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced plans to immortalize Elgin Baylor with a statue in Star Plaze outside Staples Center

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Lakers Still Winless Without Lonzo Ball, Lose on MLK Day

Lakers Still Winless Without Lonzo Ball, Lose on MLK Day

Without Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram unable to play due to injuries, the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game winning streak and fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 123-114, on MLK Day

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Lonzo Ball Has Sore Knee, Lakers Sign Gary Payton II

Lonzo Ball Has Sore Knee, Lakers Sign Gary Payton II

Ahead of their MLK Day game in Memphis, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Gary Payton II to a two-way contract and recalled point guard Alex Caruso from the South Bay Lakers with Lonzo Ball listed as "questionable"...

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Paul George, Thunder Send Lakers Crashing

Paul George, Thunder Send Lakers Crashing

The Los Angeles Lakers lost their eighth straight game and 11 of the last 12 games after a losing in blowout fashion to Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

Lakers Lose in Double Overtime, 148-142

Lakers Lose in Double Overtime, 148-142

The Los Angeles Lakers lost 148-142 after double overtime on New Year's Eve to the Houston Rockets, making it six straight defeats and nine losses in their previous 10 games.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Lakers Hold Team Meeting, Walton Explains Randle's Minutes

Lakers Hold Team Meeting, Walton Explains Randle's Minutes

After losing seven of their last eight games, the Los Angeles Lakers held a team meeting and aired frustrations with recent performances in an attempt to get their 2017-18 season back on track.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Lakers Reveal New Kobe Bryant Designed Jersey

Lakers Reveal New Kobe Bryant Designed Jersey

The Los Angeles Lakers revealed their "For The City" uniforms for the first time, and Kobe Bryant designed the new black jerseys, which feature a snake skin style because the Lakers' star famously went by...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

Lakers Drop Fourth Straight, Lose to Grizzlies

Lakers Drop Fourth Straight, Lose to Grizzlies

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 109-99 to make it four losses in a row and seven defeats in their last eight games

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017

Lakers Rookie Kyle Kuzma Too Valuable to Sit Down

Lakers Rookie Kyle Kuzma Too Valuable to Sit Down

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma is playing heavy minutes lately, but Lakers coach Luke Walton explained that the rookie is currently playing too well to limit his time on the court

Monday, Dec 25, 2017

No Lonzo, No Ingram, No Win for Lakers on Xmas

No Lonzo, No Ingram, No Win for Lakers on Xmas

Both Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram were unavailable for the Los Angeles Lakers, as they fell to the Minnesota Timeberwolves, 121-104, on Christmas night despite a strong showing from rookie Kyle Kuzma.

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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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