Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi )

Arash Markazi

Bio Sports Columnist at @LATimes. Adjunct Professor at @USCAnnenberg. Board Member at @MurrayScholars. Former Senior Writer at @ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
Location Los Angeles, CA
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Account created 25-11-2008 11:07:57
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Twitter Web App : The state-funded Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which has seen relatively few patients since it opened five weeks ago to treat an anticipated overflow of COVID-19 cases, will close at the end of June, a source in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration said.…

iPhone : This isnt the first time the Lakers have played through a pandemic.

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iPhone : Talking about professional sports possibly returning to California as early as next month on FOX 11 Los Angeles.

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Twitter Web App : Eric Garcetti announces that all car washes and pet grooming, training, and retail businesses will be able to re-open in Los Angeles. Protocols will still be put in place mandating all customers drop off and pick up their pets, without entering the businesses.

iPhone : By the time I learn how to properly frame TV interviews on Zoom we’re going to be past this pandemic. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Twitter Web App : This isnt the first time the Lakers have played through a pandemic.

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iPhone : Bob He was in line line for a fat five-year $67 million contract so you’d have to match that, which wasn’t happening. Rodman was done and Phil was over it all. It happens.

Twitter Web App : Saturday, July 4 has been circled on my calendar since this started.…

Twitter Web App : Dennis Rodman was done by the end of 1998. He was 37 years old and far more interested in doing anything else but playing basketball. Look at his last two seasons in L.A. and Dallas.

And guys like Steve Kerr (33) and Luc Longley (30) were in line to make more money elsewhere.

Twitter Web App : Phil Jackson was told 1997-98 was his last season even if he went 82-0. The bridge back was napalmed at that point. He was out.

Scottie Pippen was gone after everything he had been through. Chicago was not giving a 5-year, $67 million deal to a 33-year old Pip with back issues.

Twitter Web App : #TheLastDance was 10 hours but judging from TV, radio and Twitter, it didn't properly explain why there was no chance in hell that team was going to be brought back.

Michael Jordan was only returning if everyone was coming back, particularly Phil, but that was never happening.

Twitter Web App : Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta: The players want to play. I see the NBA playing. Everybody wants to play. America wants to see the NBA play and I look forward to us playing games later this summer and playing some regular season games and of course having a NBA champion.

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Twitter Web App : Dave Roberts and Gabe Kapler join us at 10:30 PT. They'll be picking the starting lineup for the I-5 Series. Who's left out of the NorCal outfield: Joe DiMaggio, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson or Frank Robinson? Get your Zoom signup here:…