The Scapegoating Of Arash Markazi

I suppose ESPN's explanation here is reasonable, but is it any less damning than all those black-helicopter theories floating around for the WWL to say, in essence, "Our glimpses into the lives of famous people must be authorized"? » 7/29/10 6:50pm 7/29/10 6:50pm

ESPN Killed That LeBron Story Because Reporter "Did Not Properly…

ESPN now says in a statement that Arash Markazi's LeBacchanalia story was pulled because "Arash did not ... clearly state his intentions to write a story." Full statements are below, as is Rob King's explanation for how the story was mistakenly published. » 7/29/10 2:35pm 7/29/10 2:35pm

Scenes From LeBron's Too-Hot-For-ESPN Weekend In Vegas

A reader sends along these photos from the LeBacchanalia in Vegas. No naked ladies, but there is a man floating away to some casual Friday in the sky, and everyone seems to teeter precariously on the verge of fist-bumping everyone else. » 7/29/10 11:00am 7/29/10 11:00am

Why ESPN's Statement On The LeBron Story Is Probably Bullshit

If you don't buy ESPN's line that Arash Markazi's spiked LeBron-in-Vegas story "was inadvertently put on the server" and didn't go through "the usual editorial process," here's yet another reason not to: The story pretty much went through the usual editorial process. » 7/28/10 5:33pm 7/28/10 5:33pm

Maverick Carter Rules The Universe, And Other LeBron James Vegas Story…

The Twitter conspiracy theorists weighed in on ESPN's curious (but not surprising) decision to spike Arash Markazi's Most Excellent Vegas Vacation With LeBron Inc., piece and pinned it on LBJ's business henchman, Maverick Carter. Fun idea but probably not the case. » 7/28/10 4:10pm 7/28/10 4:10pm

A Dramatic Reenactment Of LeBron's Crazy Night In Vegas

The crew over at The Basketball Jones has meticulously reenacted part of the spiked Arash Markazi story. Unfortunately, it's not the part where LeBron wishes aloud that panty-less ladies were flying around him on wires. [The Basketball Jones] » 7/28/10 3:20pm 7/28/10 3:20pm

Read ESPN's Spiked Story About LeBron Among The Naked Ladies In Vegas

ESPN's Arash Markazi managed to attach himself to LeBron James and his crew for a night in Las Vegas and wrote of a 25-year-old living life like some sort of Caligula of the Cuyahoga. Then the story disappeared. A screenshot is below. » 7/28/10 1:49pm 7/28/10 1:49pm