When your nickname is “Baby LeBron”, you had better be good. And judging by this video of sixth-grader Shemar Morrow, he’s pretty good. Outstanding, in fact. The 6-foot-2-inch lefty — who hails from Akron, OH just like LeBron James himself — threw down a two-handed dunk during a National Youth Basketball League session in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. The performance was part of a 53-point effort in a double overtime victory for his Oakland Soldiers. But it was that flush that had the crowd buzzing. And get this: Morrow’s coach is none other than rapper/entrepreneur Master P (who knows a thing or two about basketball).
Tobacco Road blues
Moving to the NCAA tournament, the state of North Carolina won’t have a representative in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1979. And it’s only the second time (1996 was the other) that both Duke and North Carolina failed to advance past the round of 32.
Papi getting paid
Finally in baseball news, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz agreed to a one-year, $16 million extension for the 2015 season. The 2013 World Series MVP will be paid $15 million for his services this year.
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