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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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Russell Westbrook’s ‘next question’ act hides his inspirational ‘why not?’ story

Russell Westbrook has decided to limit his interactions with the media to "next question," which is a shame considering how much the Oklahoma Thunder star could be sharing about his great basketball career.

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Clippers learned of infamous Donald Sterling tapes five years ago today

Seth Burton, the Clippers' former senior vice president of communication, recalls the nightmare the team went through when the Donald Sterling scandal erupted during the team's 2014 playoff series with Golden State.

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