June 17, 2010, has been that the date Kobe Bryant got his fifth and final NBA ring.
Even the Los Angeles Lakers star, who perished in a helicopter accident before this season, aided his franchise to defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their 2010 NBA Finals.
A couple of years back Brooks Koepka turned into a back-to-back winner at the U.S. Open while at 1999 Australia and South Africa played among the most exhilarating Cricket World Cup contests.
We have a look at major sporting events which have occurred on June 17 in preceding decades.
1999 – Australia border past Proteas in stunning semi
Until England’s unbelievable Super Over triumph over New Zealand in last season’s World Cup final, the 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa was possibly the biggest ODI ever.
Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald were able to limit Australia to 213, and though Shane Warne (4-29) maintained his team from the game, South Africa entered the closing over down nine but requiring nine to achieve the final.
Successive fours out of Lance Klusener (31 not out) tied the dozens, however, together with the Proteas requiring just one run in their closing four deliveries. Also, a mix-up involving Klusener and Donald led to the latter being conducted out.
The match ended as a tie, but Australia moved through the final since they had an excellent streak in the Super Six phase, together with South Africa made to reflect some all-too-familiar World Cup heartache.
Boston, who’d conquered Los Angeles from the 2008 Finals, were 3-2 up following Game 5 but understood the series could be shut from the City of Angels.
The Lakers, who have been the winners, forced a Game 7 and arrived on top 83-79 to clinch the company’s 16th – and thus far latest – championship.
Twelve months later he won by four strokes to maintain his first important, Koepka was unstoppable once again in the U.S. Open.
The American started the afternoon in a yearlong relationship to the lead along with also his two-under-par 68 on Sunday was sufficient to make him a one-stroke victory over Tommy Fleetwood in Shinnecock Hills.
Koepka became the third person as World War II – following Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange – to successfully shield the U.S. Open name.