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This Day in Sports History: June 28

This Day in Sports History: June 28

This Day in Sports History: June 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, June 28 is the day in which the greatest basketball team of all time debuted and boxing hit one of its lowest points.

1971: The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Muhammad Ali's conviction of violating the Selective Service Act.

1992: The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team debuted in the Tournament of the Americas at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The Dream Team beat Cuba 136-57.

1995: The NBA Draft was held at the SkyDome in Toronto. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Farragut Academy High School (Chicago) forward Kevin Garnett with the fifth pick. Garnett’s selection opened the door for many NBA players to be drafted straight out of high school.

1997: Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield met for a rematch at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tyson was disqualified in the third round for biting Holyfield's ear.

2007: Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio recorded his 3,000th hit with a single against Colorado Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook in an 8-5 win at Minute Maid Park.

2016: Pat Summitt died of complications from Alzheimer's Disease in Knoxville, Tenn., at 64. She won eight national championships and 1,098 as head of the Tennessee Lady Vols.

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.