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YouTube, 72andSunny Celebrate Equality for All Athletes - Posted June 4, 2014
72andSunny has a new campaign for longtime gay rights supporter YouTube, entitled "ProudToPlay." The star-studded campaign celebrating diversity in sports is set to run through the end of June, which is LGBT Pride Month, reports AdWeek. In addition to gay athlete... [AgencySpy]

Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie (!?) Star in New Nike/Foot Locker Spot from W+K - Posted March 11, 2014
W+K's trademark nonsensical humor is on full display in their latest, the new spot "Made by Kobe" promoting Kobe Bryant's Kobe 9 Collection for Nike, which launched on March 6th. The spot imagines what it would be like if Kobe Bryant... [AgencySpy]

Meryl Streep Hangs with 50 Cent - Posted January 27, 2014
Last night, Charlie Widdoes reminded that sometimes, the best option is to squelch the selfie. There is no CW pose, no CW locale and very few CW cohorts that could top the following tweeted photo from the New York Knicks digital media coordinator: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Meryl Streep Hangs with 50 Cent - Posted January 27, 2014
Last night, Charlie Widdoes reminded that sometimes, the best option is to squelch the selfie. There is no CW pose, no CW locale and very few CW cohorts that could top the following tweeted photo from the New York Knicks digital media coordinator: ... [FishbowlNY]

Greens & Salad, Great Guns Pull Off Stylish, Star-Studded Spot for Nike Flyknit - Posted January 24, 2014
Agency Greens & Salad teamed up with global production company Great Guns for a stylish, star-studded new ad for Nike Flyknit. Entitled "Light. Strong. Nike Flyknit," the 1:20 spot was directed by Paul Shearer and Vincent Laforet... [MediaJobsDaily]

NBA dominates social conversation after All-Star starters announced - Posted January 23, 2014
Before tonight's game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA All-Star starters were announced on TNT's 'Inside the NBA.' Almost immediately, "NBA All-Star Game" became a Facebook trending topic. On Twitte... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Real-Time Box Score: Facebook Acquires SportStream - Posted December 18, 2013
Last month, SportStream CEO Bob Morgan spoke wit... [AllFacebook]

Instagram's 13 Top Moments Of 2013 - Posted December 16, 2013
Instagram revealed its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Holiday Wishes From Adrian Grenier - Posted December 13, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to th... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Sympathize Button? | Iran Agreement and Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How The Lakers Used Facebook To Announce Kobe Bryant's Return From Injury - Posted December 6, 2013
The Los Angeles Lakers used the ... [AllFacebook]

Bryant, Messi Face Off in 'Selfie Shootout' for Turkish Airlines - Posted December 4, 2013
Last year, Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant faced off in an ad for Turkish Airlines, competing for a young fan's attention. The ad, "Legends on Board," became a gigantic viral success, now with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Bryant, Messi Face Off in 'Selfie Shootout' for Turkish Airlines - Posted December 4, 2013
Last year, Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant faced off in an ad for Turkish Airlines, competing for a young fan's attention. The ad, "Legends on Board," became a gigantic viral success, now with ... [AgencySpy]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - Posted November 7, 2013
... [AllFacebook]

'NBA2K14' Makes it 'Reign' in Lebron James-Starring Spot - Posted October 4, 2013
In a follow-up to the earlier NBA 2K14 spot which heralded Lebron James's first game cover, Zambezi returns with the official launch ad for the game featuring who most belie... [AgencySpy]

SI.com Releases Annual #SITwitter 100 - Posted September 25, 2013
Today, SI.com has released the website's annual Twitter 100 (... [AllFacebook]

SI.com Releases Annual #SITwitter 100 - Posted September 25, 2013
Today, SI.com has released the website's annual Twitter 100 (... [SocialTimes.com]

Sources: CP+B Nabs Turkish Airlines Biz - Posted September 12, 2013
Details are hazy at this point, but as mentioned above, sources familiar with the matter confirm that Crispin Porter + Bogusky has taken over ad duties for Turkish Airlines, the carrier that last we recall brought us an amusing campaign starring two of the greatest in their ... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter IPO? | Facebook Flaw - Posted September 3, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

#vinovine: Kobe Bryant posts his first Vine - Posted August 30, 2013
In just a few months the NBA will return to TV. Kobe Bryant however won't be as he recovers from a bad achilles injury. Instead, he's using Vine to stay relevant during his absence from television and the NBA. After joining Twitter in January and Instagram in April, Kobe Bryant has... [Inside 3D Printing News]

#vinovine: Kobe Bryant posts his first Vine - Posted August 30, 2013
In just a few months the NBA will return to TV. Kobe Bryant however won't be as he recovers from a bad achilles injury. Instead, he's using Vine to stay relevant during his absence from television and the NBA. After joining Twitter in January and Instagram in April, Kobe Bryant has... [Lost Remote]

King James Kicks Off Video Game Reign with 'NBA 2K14' - Posted June 7, 2013
LeBron James may have a South Beach mansion full of trophies, but until yesterday, he had yet to accomplish one basketball-related goal: gracing the cover of a video game. NBA 2K14 won't hit stores until the fall, but last night, viewers of the NBA Finals on ABC got to watch the... [AgencySpy]

Sportswriters Running Out of Words to Describe Kobe Bryant's Senior NBA Citizen Feats - Posted April 11, 2013
Last fall, Sports Illustrated and most other experts promised us a 2012-13 Lakers rose garden. Last night, at the end of a season that has turned out instead to be... [FishbowlLA]

STUDY: What Do Millennials Like On Facebook? - Posted April 10, 2013
One of the most important groups on Facebook -- in terms of marketing -- is millennials. These young adults are the most active on Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Kevin Frazier Sits Down with Kobe Bryant - Posted April 9, 2013
Glad we're not alone. Looking over the teaser announcement for Wednesday night's debut of Connected With... Kobe Bryant on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, we were immediately struck by the following excerpt: On retiring: "I could play another five years. That's not to say I wil... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Vents About Ankle Injury - Posted March 14, 2013
17yrs. Countless fades. This has happened TWICE. Jalen and Now Ankle still very swollen. Treatment all day #focus twitter.com/kobebryant/sta... -- Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 14, 2013  ... [FishbowlLA]

When Should Brands Drop Celebrity Spokesmen? - Posted February 21, 2013
Today brought the completely unsurprising news that Nike has suspended its contract with... [PRNewser]

Now You See @ShiaLabeouf, Now You Don't - Posted February 5, 2013
A day after a verified Twitter account for Shia Labeouf popped up on Twitter, it has been de-activated. In its wake, the best place to get a sense of what transpired are the tweets of next-door-actor @JamesUrbaniak. Twitter Labeouf - or someone posting on the account's behalf - got t... [FishbowlLA]

It's still not complicated: AT&T continues to top social TV commercials chart - Posted January 28, 2013
It's no surprise for Nike and Red Bull to be among the top three brands of this week's social TV commercial chart. But AT&T has been in the top three for most-talked about commerci... [Lost Remote]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted January 4, 2013
-Crispin Porter + Bogusky hired R/GA alums Ben Smith and Becca Schepps as ACD and senior copywriter, respectively. Both new hires will based in the agency's Boulder HQ. -A couple of football-playi... [MediaJobsDaily]

Kobe Bryant Joins Twitter Again - Posted January 4, 2013
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets -- Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013   Well, well, well. Look who decided to rejoin Twitter finally. Los Angeles Lakers guard ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Lakers Give Mike Brown the Axe - Posted November 9, 2012
Huge scoop for ESPN LA reporter Ramona Shelburne. According to her sources, the Los Angeles Lakers couldn't even wait until the end of their first real 2012-13 season homestand to see whether ... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe is Correct: Laker Nation Needs to... - Posted November 2, 2012
Shut up. It doesn't matter if the Lakers lose to the Clippers tonight, just like it didn't matter that they lost to the Mavericks and the Trailblazers. Far beyond the first week of the 2012-13 regular season, they're going to make the playoffs. And by that time, the team will be just... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe is Correct: Laker Nation Needs to... - Posted November 2, 2012
Shut up. It doesn't matter if the Lakers lose to the Clippers tonight, just like it didn't matter that they lost to the Mavericks and the Trailblazers. Far beyond the first week of the 2012-13 regular season, they're going to make the playoffs. And by that time, the team will be just... [GalleyCat]

New LA Lakers Duo Graces Sports Illustrated Cover - Posted October 23, 2012
Notice who's missing from this cover? Get use to seeing less of Kobe Bryant and more of the Los Angeles Lakers' two newest stars in Steve Nash and ... [FishbowlLA]

Goodby Welcomes Back NBA with 'Countdown' - Posted October 22, 2012
Ah yes, the 2012-13 NBA regular season is almost upon us and to get things warmed up, Goodby Silverstein & Partners has unveiled the spot above called "Countdown," which is part of the agency's larger, ongoing campaign for the Association... [MediaJobsDaily]

Goodby Welcomes Back NBA with 'Countdown' - Posted October 22, 2012
Ah yes, the 2012-13 NBA regular season is almost upon us and to get things warmed up, Goodby Silverstein & Partners has unveiled the spot above called "Countdown," which is part of the agency's larger, ongoing campaign for the Association... [AgencySpy]

Philly Sportswriter Recasts Andrew Bynum as the Fresh Prince - Posted September 11, 2012
The celebrating continues in Philadelphia media circles over the arrival of Andrew Bynum as a potential 76ers franchise lynchpin. But it is Dime magazine NBA writer Freddy Lopez who wins the honors for best pop culture-f... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook: More Than 116 Million Posts, Comments About The Olympics - Posted August 16, 2012
We've heard from just about everyone else regarding ... [AllFacebook]

Hand the 2013 NBA Title to the Los Angeles Lakers? - Posted August 10, 2012
Get ready for nine months of non-stop Los Angeles Lakers talk now that former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is headed to town. Ben Bolch of the... [FishbowlLA]

How Are Facebook Users Interacting With The Olympics? - Posted August 2, 2012
People all around the world are going crazy on Facebook for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.... [AllFacebook]

Basketball Stars Top List Of Facebook's Most Popular Olympians - Posted July 24, 2012
Two of America's most popular athletes are also the most popular 2012 Olympians on Facebook. According to our sist... [AllFacebook]

Steve Nash Traded to the LA Kings? - Posted July 5, 2012
How big is hockey in Canada? So big that Toronto's CablePulse24 was under the impression that Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash was getting traded to the Los Angeles Kings -- not the Los An... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Left Off 'NBA 2K13' Cover - Posted June 26, 2012
Kobe who? Kobe Bryant, the longtime face of the NBA, was left off the "NBA 2K13" video game cover for ... [FishbowlLA]

Lakers, Clippers Win NBA Social Media Awards - Posted June 21, 2012
The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers walked away from the inaugural NBA Social Media Awards Wednesday night with some hardware. The Lakers received the Social MVT (Most Valuable Team) award for having the largest social media footprint... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant's NBA Jersey Most Popular in the World - Posted June 21, 2012
We all know Kobe Bryant is a household name not only just in Los Angeles but across the world. But in case you need further proof, Bryant had the ... [FishbowlLA]

What Do Kobe Bryant, a Peanut Character and Elephants Have in Common? Still Not Sure - Posted June 20, 2012
Now, here's a little story all about how Kobe Bryant's life got flipped, turned upside-down. Here's the next phase of the Lakers superstar's overseas campaign for Smart car, which comes to us from BBDO's Beijing branch. While he couldn't play savior in the last two NBA playoffs, the Bl... [AgencySpy]

Kobe Bryant, Unplugged - Posted May 19, 2012
The media is having fun this morning with footage of Kobe Bryant crashing Pau Gasol's Game 3 press conference and dishing about their former teammate ... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Doesn't Like Your Stupid Questions - Posted May 15, 2012
Los Angeles Lakers guard ... [FishbowlLA]

Bill Plaschke to Kobe Bryant: 'You're an Asshole' - Posted May 9, 2012
Playoff time brings out the very worst in Kobe Bryant when it comes to dealing with the media. He's notoriously known for his smug and snarky answers during this time of the year and Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke called him out on it following Game 3 of the Los... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Shares Some Golden Post-Game Quotes - Posted April 2, 2012
Every once in a while, Lakers star Kobe Bryant likes to cut through the cliches and provide sports journalists with a delightfully different perspective. Last night at Staples Center was such an occasion. Fresh ... [FishbowlLA]

Gravity Gets The Interest Graph Going; Partners Include Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch - Posted March 26, 2012
Just a little over a year ago The Semantic Web Blog introduced our readers to Gravity in this article. The project, spearheaded by former MySpace execs, is f... [semanticweb.com]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted March 14, 2012
--Tribal DDB Amsterdam won in t... [AgencySpy]

Kobe Bryant Fined for Skipping All-Star Media Day - Posted March 6, 2012
It doesn't pay to blow off the media. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined... [GalleyCat]

Black Mamba Slithers Away from All-Star Media Day - Posted February 24, 2012
The quotes around the word sick in the CBSLA article headline say it all. The author is doubtful Kob... [FishbowlLA]

Millionaire Lends Out His Staples Center Replica - Posted February 13, 2012
Over the Grammy weekend, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak decided to take a close-up look at free agent Gilbert Arenas... [FishbowlLA]

Google, TNT Welcome Back the NBA with New Spots - Posted December 29, 2011
On Christmas Day, the NBA returned after a 5-month lockout put the entire 201... [TVNewser]

Hill & Worthington: Your New 'Call of Duty' Action Heroes - Posted November 7, 2011
Three months after snagging Call of Duty duties from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, 72andSunny has rolled out its new work for the Activision franchise, which from the looks of it, doesn't drift too far from the ... [AgencySpy]

The NBA Lockout: Where 'Straordinario' Might Still Happen - Posted October 13, 2011
With each passing day, local media coverage of Kobe Bryant's possible Italian sojourn during the current NBA lockout gets more hilarious. It's one of the few bits of comic relief in an otherwise very serious situation. Via Lakers... [FishbowlLA]

Laker Greats Highlight NBA 2K12 Launch Party - Posted October 4, 2011
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Social Media 'Professional' Trips Up Kobe Bryant on Twitter - Posted September 8, 2011
As FishbowlLA reported just a few months ago, Lakers star Kobe Bryant has stated he is in no hurry to join Twitter.... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Breaking Ankles Even In Soccer - Posted August 2, 2011
When he's not fielding offers from teams in Turkey and China, Kobe Bryant has spent part of his extended offseason improving his soccer skills. Washington Post columnist Mike Wise fell victim to Bryant's skills duri... [SportsNewser]

Nielsen Sports: Marketability of LeBron and Wade Dropped Precipitously - Posted August 1, 2011
Maybe it's the public backlash over "The Decision." Or maybe it's LeBron James' disappearing act in the fourth quarter of last season's playoff games. Or maybe it's ... [SportsNewser]

Dan Le Batard Rips Shaq For Being Shaq - Posted July 25, 2011
The Shaquille O'Neal post-retirement honeymoon is officially over. Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard rained on Shaq's parade with a scathing ... [SportsNewser]

Video: Bobby Valentine Apologizes for Saying 'Fagged Out' During HR Derby - Posted July 12, 2011
ESPN baseball commentator Bobby Valentine apologized for mispeaking during last night's Home Run Derby, after Valentine -- in trying to describe participants who swing at too many offerings too quickly -- said they become "fagged out." Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated ... [SportsNewser]

J.J. Barea Takes Swipe At Kobe Bryant In Billboard - Posted June 7, 2011
This Sprite billboard was spotted in Puerto Rico, the home country of Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea. What does it say in English? "Only my ribs hurt, but for Kobe, it's his ego." Ouch. [H/T ... [SportsNewser]

Joakim Noah Apologizes For Hurling Gay Slur At Fan - Posted May 23, 2011
Learning ... [PRNewser]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted April 21, 2011
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Kobe Bryant and teammates record PSA about tolerance in wake of Bryant's derogatory comment - Posted April 20, 2011
Kobe Bryant, who last week was fined $100,000 for calling an NBA official a "faggot," has joined his Lakers teammates to record a public service announcement urging people to "think before you speak." In it Bryant and his teammates say, among other things, "Whether someone is different than you in race,... [SportsNewser]

Kobe's Apology Tour Hits The Dan Patrick Show - Posted April 15, 2011
Dan Patrick landed Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant this morning to ... [SportsNewser]

Twitter Gets NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant to Apologize for Gay Slur - Posted April 14, 2011
Mounting pressure on Twitter is credited as being part of the reason Kobe Bryant was so quick to apologize for a gay slur he made during Tuesday night's Lakers game. Twitter played a central role in eliciting a response from Bryant and appeasing the gay community within 24 hours of... [AllTwitter]

USC Student Breaks Down Kobe Bryant's Gay Slur - Posted April 13, 2011
The 2010-11 NBA season has featured many ugly moments for the up-and-down Lakers. But the insult aimed last night at referee Bennie Adams by Kobe Bryant after a technical foul call is one of the ugliest, an apparent homophobic slur ("f*cking f*gg*t") caught on national TV by TNT cameras: ... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe Bryant Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Doing This - Posted March 22, 2011
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Kobe's Controversial Turkish Airlines Ad Debuts - Posted March 3, 2011
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Kobe Bryant's Turkish Airlines Commercial Surfaces - Posted February 24, 2011
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W+K Unveils Full 'Black Mamba' Film - Posted February 23, 2011
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Hoops Media Gets Opportunity To Feel Like All-Stars - Posted February 22, 2011
Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin weren't the only All-Stars in action this past weekend. Members... [SportsNewser]

The Music Industry Won the NBA All-Star Game - Posted February 22, 2011
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Nike Delivers Again With New Kobe Bryant Video - Posted February 19, 2011
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NBA All-Star Weekend Debauchery Comes to Los Angeles - Posted February 18, 2011
The basketball bender--quite literally--that is the NBA All-Star weekend has arrived in Los Angeles. The sports media never covers this event as the Caligulan romp it is, but tweets about the debauched nature of the event are flying ... [FishbowlLA]

W+K Teases Nike 'Black Mamba' Film - Posted January 31, 2011
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Kobe Beats Shaq to Turkey - Posted December 14, 2010
We couldn't help but wonder about a revival of the Kobe-Shaq rivalry after learning of Kobe Bryant's new ... [FishbowlLA]

The Local Merits of Madame Tussaud's - Posted December 6, 2010
Madame Tussaud's Hollywood is the kind of attraction few LA locals would ever think of visiting, other than when the in-laws or other relatives are in town. But having stopped by over the weekend, FishbowlLA has some important holiday season news: if you're struggling to come up with a kitschy photo... [FishbowlLA]

The Ladies of 'The View' Have No Sympathy for Sheen's Assault Victim - Posted November 22, 2010
This morning, the ladies of "The View" discussed the charges of assault brought forward by Capri Anderson, the woman stuck in Charlie Sheen's hotel room last month when he went bonkers. Led by ... [FishbowlLA]

Activision Shoots Down ESPN's Request To Air Kobe Bryant Commercial - Posted November 19, 2010
Friday on ESPN's Outside the Lines: First Report, Bob Ley moderated a discussion regarding Kobe Bryant's appearance in the Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial, ... [SportsNewser]

Does Kobe Deserve the 'Call of Duty' Backlash? - Posted November 19, 2010
First off, let's leave Kobe Bryant alone. Now, the Black Mamba's ... [AgencySpy]

Black Ops First Day Gross: $360 Million - Posted November 12, 2010
Forget about Harry Potter. The real star of the small screen this fall carries an automatic weapon, not a wand, and racks up first day North America-UK sales for its Santa Monica based creator of $360 million. The ... [FishbowlLA]

Kobe to Reporters: 'I'm Out of Answers' - Posted October 26, 2010
Even though the Los Angeles Lakers have yet to begin their 2010-2011 NBA title defense, reporters in the press room are already giggling. In a lengthy item at ESPN... [FishbowlLA]

Lakers Will Defeat Heat In Finals According To SI - Posted October 19, 2010
According to Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Lakers will defeat the Miami Heat for a third straight NBA championship. Thomsen made his prediction in th... [SportsNewser]

Kobe and Jordan Together, But Only in a Videogame - Posted October 7, 2010
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The Rehabilitation of Michael Vick Will Be Televised - Posted September 21, 2010
Michael Vick - he of the dog fighting, the jail term, and worst Q rating on the planet - landed his ... [SportsNewser]

Another Reason the Media Is Dying - Posted April 16, 2009
From Rick Reilly's column about spending a day with Kobe Bryant: "Nearly $140 into a cab ride from my place, a security gate opens at the end of a very swank cul de sac to reveal Kobe Bryant, father of two, standing in front of seven vehicles -- the Ferrari, the Ran... [Fishbowl NY]

Another Reason the Media Is Dying - Posted April 16, 2009
From Rick Reilly's column about spending a day with Kobe Bryant: "Nearly $140 into a cab ride from my place, a security gate opens at the end of a very swank cul de sac to reveal Kobe Bryant, father of two, standing in front of seven vehicles -- the Ferrari, the Ran... [FishbowlNY]

Wish Night with the Lakers - Posted December 8, 2008
FBLA is an online media partner with Make-A-Wish Foundation. We will be bringing you stories of wish granting all season long. Last night was 'Wish Night with the Lakers' where Lakers Youth Foundation agreed to give $500 to Make-A-Wish for every 3-point basket the Lakers scored and provided 149 seats to Wish... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 20, 2007
Minor Traffic Offenses, Major Story? This whole Delgadillo scandal had us thinking: are reporters just giddy over this tiny lil' thing? As it turns out the answer is yes. And more ... [FishbowlLA]

Last Writes for LA Times Columnists - Posted June 1, 2007
Farewell columns abound at the LA Times. Al Martinez takes a cue from Goodnight, Moon. (Martinez says he never saw his departure coming. Considering most everyone else at the LAT has bee... [FishbowlLA]

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