Most Unforgettable Sports Moments Of 2016

When Kobe Bryant Retired. He was the flagship player of the NBA after MJ.  He accomplished much, including being an 18-time All-Star, 5-time champion, and career points totaling 33,570 which is the 3rd highest in the league’s history. April 13 will forever be Mamba Day for the fans.

The Chicago Cubs Finally Won After 108 Years: the team won the Championship crown for the first time since 1908! So Cubs fans finally bid goodbye to “someday” when the team won the World Series.

EURO Championship Title for Portugal: Portugal took home the title after beating France on July 10, 2016 during the European Championship finals. The late goal from Eder made history for the team. Ronaldo broke down in tears and fans celebrated!

“Triple-Triple” Status for Usain Bolt. He is the fastest man on earth, and no question. This sports moment in 2016 is unforgettable.  He completed his Triple-Triple Mission.  He swept three successive Olympic Games in 3 events bringing home a total of nine gold medals.   He swept the 4×100 meter sprint relay, 200m and 100m events.

When Michael Phelps broke a 2000-year old record in the Olympics. He is the most decorated athlete in the Olympics of all time. After winning in the 200-m individual medley at the Rio Olympics, he had broken an Olympic record dating back in 152 BC by Leonidas of Rhodes. He also claims an unprecedented 13 victories more than Leonidas who only had 12.

First NBA Championship title for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers and LeBron James found a way to prevail in Game 7, despite a 3-1 deficit versus the Golden State Warriors in the finals.

Buzzer Beater in the NCAA for Villanova: with just six seconds left, Marcus Paige made an off-balance 3-pointer. But what gave Villanova the win was the buzzer beating 3-pt shot of Kris Jenkins.