Tweet of the Day: Kobe Bryant Among Many NBA Players Reflecting On Season’s End

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Wednesday is the final night in the NBA regular season.

It brings with it a lot of fun and excitement, as all 30 teams are in action. It also features quite of a few games of great import, seeing as there are more than a few teams jockeying for position in the playoffs.

More than anything, for a lot of NBA athletes, it brings a moment of reflection:  An entire year of hard work is coming to a close. For some, the reflection is less inviting:  An entire season has seemingly gone to waste.

Don’t believe me on the latter? Check out Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s response to this season.

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Magic Johnson, Kevin Love, Others Remember Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson, most recently immortalized in last year’s baseball film, 42, is a sports icon—in large part due to the significant contribution he made to all sports in being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball during racial segregation (prior to the Civil Rights Movement).

Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers 67 years ago on this very day, April 15, 1947.

10 years ago, in 2004, Major League Baseball decided to commemorate Robinson’s legacy by beginning a tradition, known as Jackie Robinson Day, in which all uniformed players and managers wear the number 42 to honor his legacy.

Tweet of the Day: Portland Rookie CJ McCollom Wants A Handout

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Adidas announced a contract extension with Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard Monday. The deal, as reported by many news outlets, could be worth up to $100 million plus incentives.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Darren Rovell reported the $100 million potential of the deal.

The deal, which can extend to 10 years, could be worth up to $100 million including incentives and options … It’s believed to be the largest shoe deal since Derrick Rose signed a 13-year deal in 2012 that could be worth more than $185 million.

Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet had more details on the length of the deal.

The deal, according to another source, is an eight-year contract that has the potential to stretch out to 10 years if he reaches certain incentive clauses.

Due to Lillard reaching certain performance incentive clauses in his adidas rookie shoe deal, he was able to opt out at the end of the season to pursue a long-term, prosperous contract with adidas, Nike or other major competitors. Instead of waiting, Lillard’s representatives gave adidas an exclusive 30-day window to renegotiate before checking out other offers. That 30 days was up on April. 1.

Clearly, the negotiations with Adidas went well, as the two sides have now come to terms on a very lucrative deal.

Tweet of the Day: Damian Lillard Hits Hard On Final #4BarFriday Of Regular Season

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Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard/ @ Dame Lill-ard/ continues to drop rhymes hard.

It’s #4BarFriday, and this time around/ as the NBA regular season winds down—

He’s illin’ on some W-W-E stuff/ wreckin’ the beat like he’s wreckin’ the Heat/ his lyrics are tough!

#4BarFriday, sure not to bore ya’/ Rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior!

My apologies. In honor of #4BarFriday, I thought it’d be fun to start with a rhyme. I leave you with Damian Lillard, he’s much better than I.

Tweet of the Day: Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones III With Hilarious Memes

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In the late-1990s Bill Cosby hosted a television show that showcased children giving hilarious answers to simple questions. The show was called, “Kids Say The Darndest Things“.

The modern internet era could breed a show of its own using funny pictures accompanied by comical captions—generally called memes. Title the show, “Pictures Say The Darndest Things” and give it a funny host like Ced the Entertainer or Kevin Hart, you might have a syndicated hit.

Some people find humor in taking photos of their friends and making them into memes. Some pictures succeed, some fail.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb may have had one of the most successful attempts at turning a picture of someone he knew into an internet meme. His caption, though crude, truly makes sense of teammate Perry Jones III’s facial expression.

Jones’ response completed the image, complete with comic book font and a thought bubble for Lamb.

 

 

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Tweet of the Day: Dirk Nowitzki Grateful For Encouragement

 

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Michael writes the Tweet of the Day for SheridanHoops.com and is also a correspondent for BleacherReport.com.