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Tracy McGrady’s noble gesture

Tmac You'll notice something different about Tracy McGrady this season.  He's switching his jersey number from #1 to #3.  And he's got a pretty good reason for the switch.

McGrady wore No. 3 in high school. He is making the switch to promote his
humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan and a documentary on his
summer 2007 visits to refugee camps in the region. The documentary, “3
Points,” is set for release this fall. The title refers to goals of peace,
protection and punishment.

Newly signed Trevor Ariza will get #1.  We won't see TMac wearing #3 until about the All Star break… which is when he'll be back from microfracture surgery.

Elsewhere:  WithMalice.com, a Lakers blog, turns things over to a Celtics writer to take a closer look at the Leon Powe situation.  And Loy's Place makes a brief, but eye-opening comparison between $6.8 mil/year back up center Marcin Gortat… and our $4 mil/year starting center Kendrick Perkins.