As the year comes to an end, we recap the best sports moment of 2010….
USA wins Basketball World Championships
The USA national basketball team reclaims it’s number #1 spot in the world rankings by going 9-0 on their way to the world title, their first since 1994.
San Francisco Giants win the World Series
A group of washed-up veterans, outcasts, a rookie catcher and one dominant pitcher win it all. This group of unsung heroes is what made this particular Giants teams so special.
Kevin Love’s 31/31 performance
On November 12, Kevin Love had a career game scoring 31 points and grabbing 31 rebounds against the New York Knicks. This is the first time a player has recorded a 30/30 game since Moses Malone did it in 1982.
Reggie Bush returns the Heisman Trophy
For the first time ever in the history of the award, a Heisman Trophy recipient gives back his award. Marking the end of a USC dynasty that ran through college football during the early to mid 2000s.
The “Imperfect Game”
On June 2, there was the Detroit Tigers facing the Cleveland Indians. The crowd was in awe as they were witnessing what would have been the third perfect game of the young season. Young, Venezuelan pitcher Armando Galarraga was pitching the game of his life. With one out to go, however, it would all be washed away on a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce in what will forever be known as “the Imperfect Game.”
USA’s game winning goal against Algeria in the World Cup
On the worlds biggest stage, USA soccer delivered in stellar fashion. In the face of adversity the USA scored in the final minutes to beat Algeria. The U.S. did not advance to the elimination rounds but it was a magical moment that had the entire nation up on it’s feet.
New Orleans Saints win first Super Bowl
A franchise that was trapped in the abyss of the NFL laughing stock and a city still in ruins from Hurricane Katrina, winning the Super Bowl was never supposed to happen, but it did upsetting the favorite Indianapolis Colts to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Los Angeles Lakers win back 2 back titles
A tough 7-game series against arch rivals the Boston Celtics, took the Lakers to the edge. It was the Lakers, however, that were still standing in the end to win back to back titles.
Michael Vick’s comeback
Most certainlty the feel good story of the year. Three years removed from football, Michael Vick ceases a second chance and climbs his way back up to the NFL’s elite.
Lebron’s one-hour special TV series “The Decision”
This was an unprecedented moment in sports history. Never before has a decision on an athletes future been so big that it needed it’s own one-hour TV special.