That was not the only thing that took place on June 17, 1994.
- The opening game of the 1994 World Cup took place in Chicago
- Arnold Palmer played his final round at the U.S. Open
- The N.Y. Rangers celebrated their Stanley Cup championship with a victory parade.
- The Houston Rockets took on the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals
Beyond 1994, here are some other notable events in sports history on from June 17.
– The ABA’s Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs merged into the NBA
– Ted Williams hit his 500th Home Run
– The 76ers traded Sir Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns for Jeff Hornacek, Tim Perry, and center Andrew Lang. Gee, who won that trade?
– Robin Givens’ family accused boxer Mike Tyson of beating his wife
– The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on this day in 2008 to capture their 17th NBA championship.
– The Lakers returned the favor in 2010 when they defeated the Celtics for their 16th NBA championship.
So what say you? Is June 17 the most history-laden day in sports?
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