Rodney Hood’s left knee is sore and it will remain wh…

Rodney Hood’s left knee is sore and it will remain what he calls an “ongoing” issue throughout what’s left of the 2019 NBA playoffs. But as the Portland Trail Blazers gathered for a practice Wednesday in preparation for Game 2 of their best-of-seven series against the Golden State Warriors, Hood pledged to continue to play.
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More than 30 years after his last visit to the White House, Bob Cousy will return on Thursday so President Trump can present him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The 91-year-old Holy Cross and Celtics basketball legend will be the sole recipient during a ceremony scheduled to begin at the Oval Office at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Trump called Cousy in December to inform him that he planned to present him the honor and Cousy received the official notification from the White House last month. “I’ve thought so much about it,” he said. “For me, it closes my life circle. It’s a completion for me. I will be a happy camper. I’m already the luckiest SOB on the face of the planet and this simply certifies that.”
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