Another day of no sports….. Some are talking August before we see sports, and then September before we start seeing crowds. Ugh. What in the world are we going to do for another 3+ months! Anyways – today is April 5th, 2020. Happy Palm Sunday by the way! Let’s take a look at some sports history that has happened on this date in the past:
- 2016 – Breanna Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player for the fourth straight season as the UConn Huskies also won their fourth straight National title. A dynasty for sure, and one in the women’s game that may never be seen again.
- On this date in 2010 – the Duke Blue Devils won the NCAA National title. The win was over the Butler Bulldogs. This is the game that Gordan Hayward had a half-court shot at the buzzer rim out as time expired. The Bulldogs went to the title game twice and lost both games.
- Wang Zhizhi, back in 2001, played in his first NBA game. He was a member of the Dallas Mavericks. The reason this is historic – this was the first time a Chinese Player played in an NBA game. Zhizhi recorded 6 points and 3 rebounds in 8 minutes in that game.
- 1993 – Dean Smith and his North Carolina Tar Heels won their third National title. This was the Fab 5 season. Which means Michigan was on the losing end of his historic NCAA Finals game. This was the Chris Webber technical in the final moments game. Michigan did not have a timeout.
- 1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points. To no one’s surprise – the record-setting basket came on a trademark sky-hook.
- 53 years ago – back in 1967 – Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain picked up 41 rebounds in a single playoff game. Just think about that and how amazing it is. That record still stands in basketball history today.
We hope you enjoyed our look at this date in sports history! Have a great Palm Sunday and enjoy the beautiful weather, and most importantly – stay safe!