Jackie Robinson, NBA Playoffs, Sacramento Kings and Friday's Late Sports News

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Jackie Robinson, NBA Playoffs, Sacramento Kings and Friday's Late Sports News

Happy Jackie Robinson Day, folks.

It's been 64 years to the day since Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and today is the day for baseball to honor his memory.

Every player in the major leagues will wear Robinson's No. 42, and Jackie Robinson ceremonies will be occurring across baseball.

Elsewhere in the world of sports, the NBA playoffs are going to officially be under way as soon as the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers tip off on Saturday afternoon.

The Bulls are viewed by many as legit NBA Finals contenders in the Eastern Conference, but no doubt the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will have something to say about that before the fat lady sings.

In the Western Conference, it's the Los Angeles Lakers and then everyone else. The Lakers may have lost out on the top seed to the San Antonio Spurs, but the two-time defending champs are as dangerous as ever.

Whoever comes out of the west, you can rest assured that the road to the Finals will go through LA one way or another.

There is one team in the NBA that would love to take the road through Los Angeles, and that's the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings missed out on the playoffs in a big way, but the question now is whether or not the franchise is going find itself in Anaheim next season.

The Kings were supposed to have until Monday to apply for relocation, but NBA Commissioner David Stern did them a huge favor by extending the deadline.

It's a busy Friday in the sports world. To stay up to date on all the latest, all you have to do is keep it here and let me keep you posted.

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