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 Night: Tracy McGrady reminisces about a funny demo version of a Rawlings commercial

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Back in his best years, Tracy McGrady was consistently one of the top scorers in the NBA, making him an icon all around the country. Be it billboards or commercials, he was simply everywhere and rightfully so.

The now-retired guard has plenty of time to look back and reflect on the things he has done and accomplished in his career. On Monday, he found and shared an old clip of one of the many commercials he was in, supporting the then-popular Rawlings basketball.

An oldie but a goodie.

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James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. You can find him on twitter @SheridanBlog.

SH Blog: Lacob finds some of Warriors’ struggles disturbing, Raptors likely to keep Lowry

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Steph CurryBefore the season began, much hype surrounded the possibilities of a revamped Golden State Warriors lineup.

They locked up Andrew Bogut to a reasonable deal (although some initially disagreed with the size of the contract), signed Andre Iguodala and brought in useful veterans like Jermaine O’Neal and Marreese Speights. They also had Stephen Curry coming off an incredible playoff run and looking to become a legitiate superstar in the league. Heading into the All-Star break, they expected to be better than 31-22 and eighth in the Western conference, which is where the team currently stands.

General manager Bob Myers has already made one trade, acquiring the services of Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks while giving up on Toney Douglas, who failed to play a significant role off the bench through the first half of the season. Based on some of the team’s struggles this season – particularly on the offensive end – Myers is likely not done shaking up the roster. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Warriors are aggressively involved in the market as the trade deadline approaches: 

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Tweet of the Night: Tracy McGrady rips Milwaukee Bucks for being such a bad team

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NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee BucksPrior to the start of this season, there were some who believed the Milwaukee Bucks had enough talent on the roster to be a playoff team in the Eastern Conference.

44 games later, they sit with an 8-36 record – the worst in the NBA – and is the only team that has yet to reach double-digit victories. Most of their offseason moves have failed to make a difference, and there appears to be much general discontent in the locker room about the situation. Here are some of the issues they have dealt with, among other things:

SH Blog: Inside the Knicks’ clubhouse turmoil; Kidd re-assigns top assistant Frank

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Carmelo_AnthonyThe Knicks are dominating the headlines like few 14th-place teams could.