Thursday, December 20, 2007

ESPN Greatest Highlight: BBall Choices

Jerry West shot

ESPN is doing yet another one if its crazy bracketology style tournaments. They previously had the "Who's Now" contest in which athletes from every sport battled head to head in brackets to determine the star that is "Most Now" aka popular and known and a man of the times. Well now it's time to determine the all time Greatest sports highlight. ESPN currently has a list of 100 highlights from various sports including the major 4 (NHL, NFL, NBA & MLB). Fans choose their 10 favorites from the list and the vote tallies will determine the head-to-head brackets. There's some great NBA, NCAA and even WNBA highlights to choose from as seen from the 20 or so below:

John Havlicek's steal seals Celtics championship (April 15, 1965)

Jerry West's half-court shot sends NBA Finals to OT (April 29, 1970)

Gar Heard's jumper in Suns-Celtics triple-OT NBA Finals game (June 4, 1976)

Julius Erving goes up and under to finish baseline move (May 11, 1980)

Larry Bird's follow and circus lay-up in NBA Finals (May 5, 1981)

Michael Jordan's jumper wins title against Georgetown (March 29, 1982)

Lorenzo Charles' dunk earns NC State title (April 4, 1983)

Keith Smart's jumper wins title against Syracuse (March 30, 1987)

Larry Bird's steal, pass to Dennis Johnson beats Pistons (May 26, 1987)

Magic Johnson's hook shot beats Celtics in NBA Finals (June 9, 1987)

Pittsburgh's Jerome Lane shatters the glass on dunk (Jan. 25, 1988)

Michael Jordan's jumper over Craig Ehlo beats Cavs (May 7, 1989)

Michael Jordan switches hands on lay-up against Lakers (June 5, 1991)

Magic Johnson caps All-Star Game with 3-pointer (Feb. 9, 1992)

Christian Laettner's shot beats Kentucky in regional final (Mar. 28, 1992)

Charlotte Smith's 3-pointer earns title for North Carolina (April 3, 1994)

Tyus Edney's coast-to-coast drive saves UCLA (March 19, 1995)

Michael Johnson breaks world record en route to gold in 200m (Aug. 1, 1996)

Bryce Drew's 3-pointer beats Ole Miss at buzzer (March 13, 1998)

Michael Jordan's jumper against Jazz gives Bulls title No. 6 (June 14, 1998)

Teresa Weatherspoon's half-court shot wins Game 2 in WNBA Finals (Sep. 4, 1999)

Vince Carter goes over Frederic Weis for Olympic dunk (Sep. 24, 2000)

The highlights include all sports, not just basketball and voting will end January 11th. On January 22 the Top 8 plays voted for along with Chris Berman's top picks will combine to form the Greatest Highlight of All Time bracket! Vote for your 10 favorite highlights here.

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At 12/22/2007 1:40 PM, OpenID himalman said...

May your holiday season be as beautiful as a Winter Wonderland! Merry Christmas ! I would like to invite you to watch : Christmas Eve in Poland.... some traditional recipes /Version english, french, polish/:


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