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What’s Happening in Sports: June 25, 2022

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

2009: Los Angeles Clippers selected Oklahoma PF Blake Griffin with the 1st over-all choose in the NBA Draft. Long run All-Stars James Harden(3rd), Steph Curry (7th), and DeMar DeRozan (9th) ended up also chosen in the top-10

1999: San Antonio Spurs defeated the Knicks in NBA Finals Recreation 5 at the rear of Finals MVP Tim Duncan’s 27.4 PPG and 14 RPG to grow to be the quite 1st previous ABA franchise to earn an NBA Championship

1998: Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa broke the MLB record for the most HR strike by a player about a single month with his 19th bomb in the thirty day period of June. He extended his document to 20 on June 30th that nonetheless stands right now

1997: Wake Forest C Tim Duncan, originally from the US Virgin Islands, was chosen 1st over-all by San Antonio in the NBA Draft. PG Chauncey Billups (3rd – BOS) and SG Tracy McGrady (9th – TOR) had been other notable leading-10 picks

1989: New York Mets’ protection turned the 2nd group to not file a single assist in a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Mets pitchers retired Phillies batters on 13 K, 12 fly outs, & 2 ground balls to 1B

1988: The “Iron Man” Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 1,000th consecutive recreation en route to a MLB-history 2,632 straight online games played

1979: Los Angeles Lakers picked PG Magic Johnson 1st in general, who would turn into the 1st and only #1 decide to gain a NBA Championship in his rookie year