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Arash Markazi

Arash Markazi is a sports columnist with the Los Angeles Times. Before that, he was a senior writer at ESPN for nine years. Markazi grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from USC in 2004, after which he worked as a staff writer for Sports Illustrated for five years. While at USC he won the Allan Malamud Memorial Scholarship and the Jim Murray Memorial Scholarship, named after his two favorite sports columnists at the Los Angeles Times.
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Clippers' upcoming anniversary a time for fans to embrace the franchise

The Clippers' playoff run will likely end before the team's 35th anniversary of its move to L.A., but the city might finally be ready to embrace it.

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If Taylor Swift deserves a banner at Staples Center, so does Nipsey Hussle

The overwhelming pain and emotion caused by Nipsey Hussle's death shows how much he meant to Los Angeles, something that should be commemorated, in part, with a banner at Staples Center.

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