What’s Happening in Sports: June 25, 2022

2015: Kentucky C Karl-Anthony Towns was selected 1st general by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft. D-Lo went 2nd to the Lakers, the Knicks have been booed when they drafted future All-Star PF Kristaps Porzingis, and the Suns received the steal of the draft with SG Devin Booker 13th overall 

2009: Los Angeles Clippers chosen Oklahoma PF Blake Griffin with the 1st total decide in the NBA Draft. Long run All-Stars James Harden(3rd), Steph Curry (7th), and DeMar DeRozan (9th) have been also picked in the top-10

1999: San Antonio Spurs defeated the Knicks in NBA Finals Activity 5 driving Finals MVP Tim Duncan’s 27.4 PPG and 14 RPG to develop into the incredibly 1st previous ABA franchise to win an NBA Championship

1998: Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa broke the MLB file for the most HR strike by a player about a solitary month with his 19th bomb in the month of June. He prolonged his report to 20 on June 30th that nevertheless stands nowadays

1997: Wake Forest C Tim Duncan, at first from the US Virgin Islands, was chosen 1st in general by San Antonio in the NBA Draft. PG Chauncey Billups (3rd – BOS) and SG Tracy McGrady (9th – TOR) ended up other notable best-10 picks

1989: New York Mets’ protection became the 2nd group to not history a one assist in a 5-1 victory about the Philadelphia Phillies. Mets pitchers retired Phillies batters on 13 K, 12 fly outs, & 2 floor balls to 1B

1988: The “Iron Man” Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. performed in his 1,000th consecutive activity en route to a MLB-record 2,632 straight video games performed

1979: Los Angeles Lakers selected PG Magic Johnson 1st total, who would become the 1st and only #1 select to win a NBA Championship in his rookie time