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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the beginning of the 2001-02 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were the two-time defending champions... at the end, they were an NBA DYNASTY! The daunting challenge of winning three titles in a row was put to the test in a grueling, seven-game series against the Sacramento Kings that found the Lakers on the brink of elimination. Led by perennial All-Stars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, they swept the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 NBA Finals and forever put their stamp on history. Take an in-depth look into the Lakers' roller coaster season that culminated with a third straight championship. This official NBA collectible features exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes locker-room access, and heart-pounding game action. From Robert Horry's thrilling game-winning three pointers to Phil Jackson's inspiring on-court huddles, this DVD captures it all in championship fashion! 60 minutes.
The climb became tougher after Game 1. The Sonics challenged Chicago for most of the evening, but as the game wore on, the Bulls' defense wore Seattle out. Jordan scored 28 points, Pippen added 21 and Toni Kukoc had 18 off the bench as Chicago took a 107-90 victory. The Sonics trailed by just two points entering the final period, but they went just 5-for-18 in the fourth and turned the ball over six times. The Bulls' relentless defense turned a two-point lead into a 15-point bulge by opening the quarter with a 22-9 run.
Michael Jordan keys a 57-23 that starts late in the second quarter, putting on one of the most dazzling individual performances in Finals history. He buried the Portland Trail Blazers with a barrage of 3-pointers, a then-record six in the first half, as the Chicago Bulls pulled away.
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.
Game two started well for Seattle with a 27–23 first quarter lead. However Seattle would once again lose the lead before halftime. Despite Shawn Kemp's 29 points and 13 rebounds, Chicago triumphed with a final score of 92 to 88. In the victory, Dennis Rodman tied an NBA Finals record with 11 offensive rebounds.
The Sonics suffered a 22-point blow-out on their return to Seattle, giving the Chicago Bulls a seemingly insurmountable 3–0 series lead.
The Lakers were facing elimination, and the absences of James Worthy and Byron Scott were not any help to the Lakers. This would not stop Magic Johnson as Johnson had 20 assists in the game. Elden Campbell outscored Michael Jordan with 13 points in the first half. The Lakers still fought and even led 93-90 in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls went on a 9-0 run, and Paxson's 10 points in the final half of the fourth quarter helped secure the Chicago Bulls', and Michael Jordan's, first NBA title. It was the only one of the Bulls' six Finals appearances to end in four games to one. This was also the last NBA Finals game to be played in The Forum (by the time the Lakers returned to the NBA Finals, they had moved to the new Staples Center).
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.
Michael Jordan started dominating with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in the first quarter alone. In the second quarter, the Lakers continued to stay competitive despite Magic Johnson not attempting one field goal in the second quarter. Despite this, Magic Johnson would hit back-to-back 3 pointers in the third quarter to give the Lakers their largest lead, and also Magic Johnson's 29th career playoff triple-double. Jordan made a comeback in the fourth quarter with 13 points, but it was Scottie Pippen's two free throws that would give the Bulls a 91-89 lead. Each team ran the shot clock down but neither could hit a shot until Sam Perkins hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to give the Lakers a 92-91 lead. Michael Jordan's 17-foot jumper then rattled out, and Byron Scott hit one of two free throws. The Bulls were out of time outs so all they could manage was a 50-foot heave by Pippen that went off the back of the rim.
Despite injuring his foot in the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami, Scottie Pippen helped the Bulls to an 84–82 victory over Utah on Sunday. He scored 27 points while Jordan scored 31. The Bulls trailed by one in the 4th, yet were able to grab an 81–79 lead after Pippen blocked Antoine Carr, then made his third 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining. However, John Stockton answered with a 3 of his own with 51.7 seconds left to give Utah an 82–81 lead. Michael Jordan made 1 of 2 free throws with 35.8 seconds left to tie it at 82.