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This Day in Sports History: June 24

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 24

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 24 is the day in which the Orlando Magic drafted two of the NBA's all-time best centers and the longest tennis match in history took place.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 14

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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: June 2

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 2

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 2 is a day in which a blown call ruined a perfect game but brought about great sportsmanship and the Dallas Mavericks came back to lead one of the biggest upsets in NBA Finals history.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 28

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 28

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 28 is a day the Boston Celtics returned to the NBA Finals and another "Rocky" movie was released in theaters.

 

This Day in Sports History: April 26

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: April 26

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.

 

Who has the longest wingspan in NBA history?

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.
Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.

Unofficially, it is the late, great Manute Bol, who stood 7’7” tall and measured a reported 8’6” wingspan from fingertip-to-tip.

 

But since the NBA draft combine began recording wingspan stats in 2000, the longest is incoming Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba (pictured below), who is 7’¾” and has a 7’10” wingspan. To offer some perspective, we've included the wingspan of several other well-known NBA players.

 

Orlando Magic are reportedly close to hiring Scott Skiles as new head coach

The NBA’s head coach carousel looked like it might wait for Tom Thibodeau’s fate to be known, before it started turning. Now, not so much — suitor teams like the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans appear to be moving on in their searches, all but refusing to give the Chicago Bulls draft compensation for the right to Thibodeau’s contract.

 

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