I liked June 1, 2011 for a number of reasons.
First, it is my parents anniversary (Happy Anniversary!).
Second, it was a good day in sports.
Our list today is simple.
Our favorite stories in the world of sports for June 1, 2011
1. Vancouver Canucks score with 18 seconds left.
It was a tight game for most of the 60 minutes of this game. Luongo and Thomas were both stellar in their respective nets. Then, with only 18 seconds left, Raffi Torres scores to break the 0-0 deadlock giving the Canucks a 1 – 0 win as well as the lead in the series over the Boston Bruins.
2. Dirk Nowitzki is injured
Let’s have some context.
The Dallas Mavericks are trailing the Miami heat 0-1.
The Mavericks star forward, Dirk Nowitzki is capable of carrying his team on his back, especially if he is healthy. However, the reports are out that Dirk is not 100%.
Bad News: Dirk has torn a ligament on his middle finger.
Good News: It is not on his shooting hand.
Can Dirk perform well enough to take down Lebron James and the star studded Miami Heat? Game 2 is tonight.
3. Shaquille O’Neal Announces Retirement on Twitter
After 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal is calling it quits.
It is probably time. Shaq played in only 37 games this season with the Celtics and his play seems to decline each time I watched him. What makes this story extra interesting is how he chose to make the announcement.
He used my favorite form of Social Media, Twitter.
4. Ricky Rubio will play in Minnesota
If you follow the NBA, you will know who Ricky Rubio is. The Spanish point guard was drafted fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves two years ago.
The only problem was the 18 year old phenom also signed a contract to play in Spain that required the Timberwolves to pay a $6,000,000 buyout to bring the youngster to the Minnesota. Now at the ripe age of 20, Rubio has decided to buy out his Spanish contract for the reduced price of $1,400,000.
Welcome to the NBA. Here is the full story.
5. GSP vs. Nick Diaz for UFC 137?
For MMA fans, this is a fight we all want to see.
The #1 Welterweight in the world and UFC Champ, Georges St. Pierre in the ring with the Strikeforce Champion, Nick Diaz.
Make sure you mark down October 27 on your calender.
6. “It Gets Better” Campaign
The San Francisco Giants released a public service announcement for the anti-homophobia “It Gets Better” campaign. The Giants are the first professional sports team to do so.
7. My Daughter Kicks Butt in local Track Meet
My highlight! Well done Tayler.