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This Day in Sports History: June 17

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 17

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 17 is the day in which the NBA Finals were interrupted for a police chase that shocked the country and one of baseball's all-time greats recorded his 500th homer.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 4

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 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, June 4 is a day in which Kobe and Shaq completed a series-clinching alley-oop and Randy Johnson achieved that magic number for pitching wins.

 

Kobe Bryant's 10 Greatest On-Court Moments

The late superstar left us awestruck so many times
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Kobe Bryant's 10 Greatest On-Court Moments

The sports world is stunned by the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The five-time NBA champion was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, six other passengers, and the pilot.

 

Bryant was a controversial figure earlier in his career, but he evolved into being an ambassador of the game and one of the NBA's all-time greatest players. Here are the 10 greatest moments he experienced on the court.

 

99 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names (2018-19)

These fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The 2018-19 NBA regular season officially tips off on October 16, which means it is time for fantasy basketball. Only one team can win your league, but every team can have a funny fantasy basketball team name. The NBA might be the most MEME-able league, with hilarious pop culture crossover, savvy (and sensitive) social media savants, passive-aggressive trolling, straight-up beef and everything in between. Coming up with a clever, dirty, witty or topical reference is the name of the name game. Here’s a few suggestions for the NBA season:

 

Ryen Russillo Goes After LeBron James Haters

While filling in for Keith Olbermann, Russillo does his best to irritate viewers.

Keith Olbermann is usually the one getting sports fans worked up at night, but with Ryen Russillo filling it, he more than gladly took on the role.

 

The radio host gave an almost six-minute speech about LeBron James and his greatness, and that the haters should stop hating. Russillo also continues to ruffle feathers by bringing in up Michael Jordan in comparison.

 

"There's zero gap between Jordan and James as players," Russillo said. "Talent-wise they're on the same level."

 

Magic Johnson rips into Lakers ownership

In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Lakers are bad. At 13-40, they’re headed for one of their worst bottom lines in franchise history.

 

Magic Johnson isn’t too thrilled about the decay of his former vehicle for glory, and he’s got a firm idea about who’s to blame: team heir Jim Buss, son to the late Jerry Buss.

 

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