The 2018 NA League Championship Series is the first season of North America's fully professional League of Legends league under partnership structure, the sixth season overall. Ten teams will compete in a round robin group stage, with the top 6 teams continuing to playoffs.
From HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group comes Courtside at the NBA Finals, an unscripted one-hour special chronicling the sights and sounds of the 2018 NBA Finals. Courtside at the NBA Finals airs Tuesday, June 19 at 9 PM ET/PT, with Bill Simmons serving as executive producer. Debuting just days after the conclusion of the 72nd edition of The Finals, the show will provide viewers with an inside look at the NBA’s championship series, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors compete on the biggest stage of the basketball season. “This show will give our subscribers a first-hand look at the nuances of each victory and defeat,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “We are privileged to team up with the NBA and Bill Simmons for this unique presentation.” Courtside at the NBA Finals is executive produced by Bill Simmons, founder of the Bill Simmons Media Group. Simmons last collaborated with HBO on the documentary film Andre the Giant.
Michael Jordan scores 39 points, with 11 rebs, and 4 assists to lead the Bulls to their 5th title in 7 years. Scottie Pippen adds 23 points, 7 rebs, 2 steals and 3 blocks. Steve Kerr hit the game winner with 5 seconds left to go. A game that would go down in history!!!
The 1998 NBA Finals between the Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls are proof that sometimes in sports, you know exactly what is going to happen, but that doesn’t make things any less exciting. Chicago dropped the first game of the series but rebounded to win the next three. Utah then squeaked out a Game 5 win in Chicago, sending the series back to Salt Lake City. Surprisingly, it was looking like this series that was thought to be Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson’s last would go to seven games. Down three and with 40 seconds left, Michael would take Byron Russell one and one and make a quick layup to cut the lead to one. Chicago would then make a steal on Utah’s ensuing possession, and after dribbling out some of the clock, Jordan would hit a 20-footer to win the game and his sixth NBA Championship. This was also the last game for Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls. Legend game for a ring!
The DVD of Greatest NBA Finals Moments includes a variety of bonus features. The NBA Top 50 ceremony from the 1997 All-Star Game is shown (7:30) as well as clips and interviews of the 50 greatest players (14:30). A three-minute music video shows NBA Finals highlights, and the 1999 and 2000 NBA Finals are excerpted in 8- and 10-minute segments, respectively. The main feature offers options to jump to alternate angles, brief bonus segments on such players as Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, and career statistics. Other features include year-by-year NBA Finals results as well as career regular-season, All-Star, and playoff statistics of Bill Russell, Willis Reed, John Havlicek, Bill Cowens, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and Michael Jordan.
G1 Climax Finals: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: KUSHIDA (c) vs. Ricochet IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship: Young Bucks (c) vs. ReDragon Bullet Club vs. Chaos & The Kingdom ...And More
The final event of the NJPW 2013 World Tag League, live from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
The World Tag League is a professional wrestling round-robin tag team tournament held by New Japan Pro Wrestling as a spin-off of the popular singles tournament, the G1 Climax. It was created in 1991 as the Super Grade Tag League, as a continuation of a regular tag team tournament held since 1980, gaining the name G1 Tag League in 1999. In 2012, New Japan's new owners, the Bushiroad company, renamed the tournament to its current form. The winners of the tournament, assuming they do not already hold the belts, obtain #1 contendership to the IWGP Tag Team Championship. The World Tag League is held under a points system, with 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. The current format, introduced in 2006, is essentially identical to that of the G1 Climax, with the top two scoring teams from two blocks of five or six advancing to the semifinals, and the winners of those matches battling in the final.
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on May 1, 2000. The event concluded the Pride open-weight tournament of 2000. It is famous for containing one of the most anticipated matches in mixed martial arts history, Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba.
Twenty girls compete in this world championship event. Each contestant draws from a hat to see how she'll be getting soaked in this wild contest. Her choices are the "Fire Brigade" - Five guys in the audience with seltzer bottles and a good aim to boot! "The Beer Bust" - Six guys with 36 ounce glasses of beer to pour on her shapely T-Shirt and finally the "Champagne Bubble Bath" - Yes, we'll dump $50 bottles of Champagne on our lovely ladies to make sure she's wet and full of bubbly excitement from her top to her bottom. Topless. Fourteen beautiful dancers cavort and gyrate their dripping bodies to compete in the World Wet T-Shirt Finals, climaxing in a steamy strip to reveal their golden assets.
In the 2010 season, one challenger after another tried to knock the Los Angeles Lakers off their NBA throne. But in the end, the Lakers reigned supreme once again, winning their 16th NBA championship. Led by Finals MVP Kobe Bryant, the Lakers championship drive culminated with an NBA Finals triumph over the arch-rival Boston Celtics.
Get an inside look at the Boston Celtics regular season, triumphant playoff run and NBA Finals victory. Provides an all-access pass to exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes action and an unforgettable courtside view of the NBA Finals.
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There are a lot of moments in Sixers history that go down as some of the most memorable, but the one that will live in infamy is one that involves a Doctor. Dr. J, in fact. On this day on May 11, 1980, the Sixers were squaring off with the Lakers in game four of the NBA Finals. Trailing 89-84 late in the game, Julius Erving went up for one of the most iconic layups in NBA history. The Sixers rode Erving's momentous shot as the team defeated the Lakers 105-102 to tie the series at two games a piece.
With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar home in Los Angeles resting a sprained ankle suffered the game before, rookie Magic Johnson jumped center, played every position and piled up 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in a 123-107 victory that clinched the championship.
The 1963 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1963 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1962–63 season. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Division champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' 7th straight trip to the championship series, and they won the series over the Lakers, 4–2.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Warriors capitalized on Smith's mistake that sent the game into overtime, overcoming a 51-point performance by James to beat Cleveland 124-114 in Game 1 .
The Celtics beat the Lakers 148-114 in a game that came to be known as the "Memorial Day Massacre." The game was a profound embarrassment for the Lakers. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had only 12 points and 3 rebounds in his matchup with Robert Parish, and Magic Johnson pulled down only one rebound. Danny Ainge of the Celtics started hot, scoring 15 points in the first quarter. Scott Wedman made all 11 shots he took from the field. Afterwards, Abdul-Jabbar apologized to his teammates for his terrible performance.
The Lakers recovered from their Game 1 embarrassment behind Abdul-Jabbar's 30 points, 17 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, and 8 assists. Laker swingman Michael Cooper helped in the cause by finishing with 22 points on an 8 for 9 shooting performance, including several clutch outside jumpers down the stretch. The series was evened at 1-1.
The Celtics held a 48-38 lead in the second quarter before the Lakers, led by James Worthy, took a 65-59 lead at halftime. The Lakers pulled away in the second half and won the game 136-111. During the game, Abdul-Jabbar became the league's all-time leading playoff scorer. Meanwhile, Larry Bird's shooting slump from game 2 continued. He shot a combined 17 of 42 from the field in games two and three.