Jordan's shot, Colon's homer and more: May 7 has been a big date in sports

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
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For practically every date on the calendar, you can find something incredible that's happened across the world of sports -- whether it's a clutch shot, a memorable blooper, or merely a birthday for an all-time great. Of course, some days happen to have a lot more going on than others.

May 7 is one of those days.

Just to start, we've got one of the greatest NBA shots of all time -- The Shot, in fact. In the deciding Game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference first-round series between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, Michael Jordan hit a buzzer-beating jump shot over Craig Ehlo to give the Bulls the win and add to his growing legend.

Six years later, Reggie Miller pulled off one of the most dominant stretches of basketball ever -- and it only took 8.9 seconds. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Knicks were leading the Indiana Pacers 105-99 with 18.7 seconds left. Due to a combination of Miller's greatness and mistakes by the Knicks, the Pacers came back and won 107-105. You'll have to see it in full to really appreciate it.

Next, Allen Iverson's famous "practice" speech in 2002. At first considered something of a humorous incident, it was later revealed that there was way more to Iverson's words than originally thought.

To cap it all off, in 2016, the great Bartolo Colon hit his first career home run at 42 years old in a game where his New York Mets took on the San Diego Padres. If this were the only thing on this list, it'd be enough to make May 7 an incredible day in sports.

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