Arash Markazi

@ArashMarkazi

I write for ESPN. I've written for SI, Playboy, King, Vibe and Slam. I guess I write is the main bullet point of this presentation. Instagram:ArashMarkazi

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Jimmy Goldtsein at practice wearing neon pink Rafa Nadal Nikes.

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Phil Jackson gathers team at midcourt before breaking practice.

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Very cool to see Kareem working with the bigs at practice, wearing a Skyhook shirt.

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Phil Jackson has split up the court between the bigs and guards for shooting drills.

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All Lakers players except for Kobe and Fish are engaged in a heated full court game.

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I guess the NBA expected the Lakers to be up 3-0 after tonight's game.

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They're giving everyone a Magic T-Shirt tonight. I'll be giving mine to one of you in a bit.

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My seat at Amway Arena is right below Magic, Wilbon and the rest of the ESPN crew.

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The view from my hotel room. Yes, I'm happy I'm not in Cleveland.

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There's nothing like rear plane boarding on the tarmac in Burbank.

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Kobe and Fisher holding court near scorer's table as the rest of the team practices.

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Lakers playing some knockout during practice at Staples Center.

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Jimmy Goldstein teaching the press core about fashion pre-game.

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A look at the Nike Zoom Kobe IV Finals edition that many Lakers wore with Kobe's stats inked on in gold.

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A view from above the court. Like I said, more Finals signage than ever before.

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A view of centercourt when players check into the game.

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Do you like the new retro Finals logo or this one from the 1990s that snuck into Staples.

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Both teams will be reminded its the Finals when they look at the bench.

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A large trophy in front of the Magic bench.

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Centercourt at Staples Center with the Larry O'Brien trophy behind the Lakers logo.

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