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Weekend Hot Reads....

The L.A. TIMES' Bill Plaschke profiles new Staples Center President Lee Zeidman, writing he has a "title, newly bestowed, sweatily acquired, richly deserved, yet still hard for his elbow-greased crowd to believe." Zeidman is the "biggest of the big shots, running one of the world's busiest arenas." He also is the "most unlikely and endearing of the big shots.

The BOSTON GLOBE's Christopher Gasper takes a look at the evolution or large video boards at professional sports venues, which has "ushered in the modern era of sports spectatorship." Now, no new stadium or an arena will "be built now without a massive video screen," as it would be like "forgetting to include seats or bathrooms."

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