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Tom Sorensen: Most of us are not like the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. ... Most of us are more like Charlotte Bobcats’ guard-forward Chris Douglas-Roberts. At least, we’d like to be.

The rain that postponed the game held off just long enough for the Knights to make it though their tribute to the Crockett family and the Charlotte O’s, a Class AA Southern League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles that played in Charlotte from 1976-1987.

Keyshawn Woods is the Observer’s All-Mecklenburg boys basketball player of the year. The girls player of the year is split between two state champions: Myers Park junior Rydeiah Rogers and Providence Day’s Jatarie White.

About 200 runners from the Charlotte area will be participating in this year’s Boston Marathon. Among the spectators will be Charlotte’s Nicole Gross, who was injured in last year’s bombing.

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood will enter the 2014 NBA draft, coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Friday.

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