The Night Tracy McGrady Brought Hope To The Garden

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With the retiring of Tracy McGrady this week it made me think back to the time when he was a New York Knick.  It was for just a brief time in 2010 from the middle of February to the middle of April.  It was right before the highly anticipated free agent summer that highlighted Lebron James.  At the time of …

NBA Presidential Inauguration on King Day

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                On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech during the March on Washington we look back to Martin Luther King day 2009 which was also the day the first black president of the United States Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president.  We went around the NBA to get the thoughts of …

Manager Mookie Wilson and his African-American Future Stars

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http://www.wbaisports.com/media/522/Manager-Mookie-Wilson-and-The-African-American-Future-Stars Since Alfonso Soriano won most valuable player honors in Major League baseball’s Futures game in 1999 in Boston’s Fenway park during all-star Sunday the event has been a part of the all-star festivities.  This year the all-star game was at city field and the Futures game was at Citi Field where former longtime New york Met Mookie Wilson managed …

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BlackOut at the 2008 Homerun Derby

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The last time the Major League Baseball allstar game was at Yankee Stadium was in 2008 during the last year of the old Yankee Stadium.  Nearly every living hall of famer was on hand for that all-star game.  That year’s homerun derby featured ZERO African-American ball players which disturbed many of the past and present African-American ball players.   Listen right …

Robinson Cano and the man who named him after Jackie Robinson

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http://www.wbaisports.com/media/523/Robinson-Cano-and-the-Man-Who-Named-Him-After-Jackie-Robinson- New York Yankees Second baseman Robinson Cano is named after Jackie Robinson and he honors Jackie every game by wearing #24 which is the reverse of Jackie’s #42 which was retired throughout Major League in 1997.   Robinson had the fortune of showcasing his homerun prowess in Major League Baseball’s annual all-star homerun Derby at New York’s Citi Field where …