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This Day in Sports History: June 19

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 19

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 19 is the day in which two sports began and Isiah Thomas and LeBron James gave legendary NBA Finals performances.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 14

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 14

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, June 14 is a day in which a journeyman baseball player achieved MLB mortality and Michael Jordan went out on top.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 15

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 15

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 15 is a day in which Joe DiMaggio began his record hit streak and Len Barker achieved perfection.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 13

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 13

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 13 is a day in which "Stan the Man" reached a milestone and we said goodbye to "The Cathedral of Baseball."

 

This Day in Sports History: May 4

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: May 4

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 4 is a day in which one of golf's best was born and one of baseball's all-time greats reached a milestone in hitting.

 

Kenny Smith Talks March Madness, NBA Linsanity and More

Inside the NBA on TNT and NCAA Tournament on CBS analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith talks basketball.
<p> Inside the NBA on TNT and NCAA Tournament on CBS analyst Kenny Smith talks March Madness, NBA Linsanity, North Carolina Tar Heels basketball, Jeremy Lin, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Coke Zero and More.</p>

Athlon Sports sat down with Kenny Smith, who covers the NBA on TNT — along with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Co. as a member of the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA — as well as the NCAA Tournament on CBS. “The Jet” was a first-team All-American point guard under Dean Smith at North Carolina and a two-time NBA Finals champion with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.

Yao Ming Retires, And A Generation Now Understands Bill Walton

Why Yao, China's favorite son, should follow Walton, the world's tallest Deadhead, to the Hall of Fame
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Skilled, potentially dominant big men are very difficult to find in basketball these days. Dwight Howard’s had years to develop something resembling an offensive repertoire, learning from one of the last talented inside scorers, Patrick Ewing. Shaquille O’Neal’s sheer physicality made up for any lack of moves, as defending him was much like posting up a CSX freight train.