In sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like ESPN for being completely impartial in regards to LeBron James and then announcing they were amping up their LeBron coverage to an absurd degree.
Following a protracted silence, ESPN ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer finally opened up about the spiked Arash Markazi LeBron James story—but he also gave some out of touch thoughts on Mariotti and the equivalent of a 30 For 30 mic-drop; I don't think Don Ohlmeyer likes to work that often. In his column, Ohlmeyer talks to ESPN.com EIC Rob King who put all those conspiracy theories to bed. The decision to spike the story was not influenced by outside sources (read: LeBron's camp), the piece wasn't republished because Markazi used quotes that were off the record and because they were embarrassed about accidentally publishing it.