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What we're not particularly glad about, however, is is the conclusion of 'The Last Dance', the hit documentary chronicling Michael Jordan's legendary career. But it did get us thinking: Which athletes would we want to see get the same treatment.
Scott Gleeson lays out seven options.
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As for this week, here's the best:
- THE MATCH II DOES NOT DISAPPOINT: From Tom Brady holing out from the fairway to splitting his pants and Tiger making fun of Phil, the golf match between Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Phil Mickelson (plus Sir Charles and JT) was great television.
- RUNNIN' (AND DRIBBLIN') INTO THE RECORD BOOKS: Can you run a mile in 4 minutes, 37 seconds? No, stop, no you can't. This guy did just that *while* dribbling a basketball.
- MAGIC MAKING MAGIC HAPPEN: Hall of Famer Magic Johnson announced Tuesday that the company for which he owns a majority will be giving a $100 million donation in capital to fund federal loans for minority and women-owned businesses.
- SNL, BUT MAKE IT SPORTY: NBC Sports Network will air a marathon of the best athlete-hosted Saturday Night Live episodes starting May 25, highlighted by a Michael Jordan's 1991 appearance and Tom Brady's 2005 debut.
- FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME: MLB and players must play ball and immediately settle the economic dispute.
- NCAA TO RESUME: The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow athletes in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball to resume voluntary on-campus workouts, beginning June 1.
- NBA AND COVID: How coronavirus has made a personal and immediate impact on NBA referee and his wife who is a doctor.
- THE NEXT DANCE: Tom Brady is the next sports icon to get "Last Dance" documentary treatment. ESPN has released a trailer for its nine-part doc coming in 2021, "The Man in the Area"
New England Patriots — Tom Brady, 2000-2019, 74,571 yards (Photo: Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports)
- COWBOYS STAR LEBRON JAMES?: LeBron James reveals the time he considered playing in NFL
- LETS PLAY BALL: The Brevard County (Fla.) Commission says it's time to play ball again at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera — starting this weekend with a 70-team youth baseball tournament.
- RIP JERRY SLOAN: Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who spent a majority of his coaching career with the Utah Jazz and was a former NBA player with the Chicago Bulls, died on Friday. He was 78 years old.
- NBA AND DISNEY?: The league has entered “exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.
- AIRBNB(ASEBALL): Class AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins that plays in the Southern League, listed Blue Wahoos Stadium on Airbnb, starting at $1,500 a night (plus fees).
- RIP EDDIE SUTTON: Hall of Fame college hoops coach Eddie Sutton died on Saturday. He was 84. Sutton was the first coach to take four different programs to the NCAA Tournament, and he led three teams to the Final Four — including two at Oklahoma State.
- ONE OF A KIND: Chris Nikic, who competes in the Special Olympics, is training to become the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon competition.
The video you need to see this week.
Luis wouldn't let quarantine stop him from achieving his goal. He ran 5,100 laps from his porch to complete his first marathon.
The rest of the eye-catching stories from the week that was:
- New York, California and Texas are getting closer to hosting pro sports, perhaps by end of May
- Michael Phelps opens up about struggling with mental health amid coronavirus pandemic
- Screaming Indiana Pacers fan Kathy Harrison, who went viral from Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance,' talks about her new fame
- Diversity expert Richard Lapchick: NFL needs 'jolt' to buck hiring trends for coaches and GMs
- Opinion: As college football plans are discussed, it's time for athletes to have a say
- Yankees and Cowboys are among 1990s teams worthy of 'The Last Dance' treatment
- Redskins rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden says he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and recovered right before the NFL draft
- College football players could face coronavirus testing every two or three days upon return
- Georgetown men's basketball coach and Hall of Fame player Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Cris Carter remembers going hungry, so he's leading NFL Hall of Famers in feeding those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Patrick Mahomes delivers graduation message to Texas Tech class of 2020: 'Go out and win your Super Bowl'
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