Hey everyone! Happy New Year!! In this New Year’s post, I wanted to show you what I think are the top six sports moments of 2016. Let’s get started
- Kobe Bryant’s Last Game
On April 14 2016, Kobe played his last game in a Lakers uniform. For his career finale Kobe didn’t hold back; scoring 60 points on 50 shots from the field. This performance set the NBA record for most shots in a single game. He even managed to score more points in the fourth quarter than all of the Utah jazz players combined by a score of 22-21. In true Kobe fashion, with his team down by one, he was able to hit a midrange jumper to win the game.
- Villanova 2016 NCAA Basketball Champions
On April 6th 2016 number 2 Villanova upset number 1 North Carolina to became the NCAA Basketball Champions. The game was incredible and came down to the final seconds. With six seconds to go in the game North Carolina was trailing by three when North Carolina Guard, Marcus Page, hit a deep three to tie the game at 74. It looked like the game was going into overtime when Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hit a game winning three point shot with one second to go! In the game. Take a look!!
- The Kyrie Irving Step-back Jumper
On June 19th 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Championship. It was a nail biter that came down to the last minute of the game. With 53 seconds to go and the game tied at 89, Kyrie Irving threw a step back three to secure the first Championship for Cleveland in 52 years.
- Katie Ledecky Rio
Even though this isn’t a specific moment, I don’t think you can talk about this year in sports without talking about Katie Ledecky’s domain performance in the 2016 Olympics. Ledecky became the first woman swimmer in 48 years to win the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle. By the time the games were over she had five gold medals and three more world records.
- Penn State Blocked Field Goal
On October 23, 2016, Penn State defeated number 2 ceded Ohio State in dramatic fashion. After being down by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, Penn State was able to pull within four points with under five minutes to go in the game. Ohio state decided to kick a field goal to try to extend their lead to seven. The field goal was blocked and Grant Haley ran the ball back for a touchdown to complete the upset 24-21.
On November 2, 2016 the Chicago Cubs faced off against the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the World Series. With the game tied in the top of the tenth, Ben Zobrist hit a two run double that gave the Cubs an 8 -6 lead. The Cubs were able to hold on and win the game 8-7. This was the first time the Cubs had won a World Series in 108 years. Take a look.
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