Memorable sports moments in 2017
Mark Escarlote on Dec 23, 2017 09:37 PM
Here are some of the most memorable sports moments in 2017.
It's only a few days before we bid goodbye to the year 2017.
Let's reminisce on some of the most memorable sports moments that made us smile and cry in the year that’s about to end.
Isaac Go’s dagger to the heart of DLSU
UAAP basketball fans were treated to another epic Finals battle between Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University in Season 80.
In an edge-of-your-seat windup in the rubber match of the best-of-three series, we witnessed greatness unfold.
The Blue Eagles saw their 80-70 lead dwindle to 82-80 with just 30 seconds left in the clock after a fierce fightback by the Green Archers.
With the shot clock winding down, Isaac Go thrusted the most painful blow that paved the way for Ateneo to end a five-year title drought.
Lady Spikers’ farewell to KAFtain
Playing on her fifth and last season with the DLSU Lady Spikers, veteran setter Kim Fajardo left the UAAP with a winning legacy.
And what fitting way to end her collegiate stint but with a back-to-back title at the expense of bitter rival Ateneo on their sixth straight Finals head-to-head.
Game 2 was an epic match witnessed by a crowd of 20,860 at the Big Dome. It was the rivals’ first five set meeting in Season 79 and DLSU needed to comeback from a 1-2 deficit to prevail.
Robert Bolick’s ice in his veins
Two times San Beda College tried to put down Lyceum of the Philippines University in the elimination round of NCAA Season 93 seniors basketball, twice the Red Lions failed.
Facing the undefeated Pirates in their road to back-to-back titles, the Red Lions showed the true heart of champions.
Coming back from double-digit deficits in both games of the best-of-three series, it was Robert Bolick who played the hero’s role to save San Beda at crunch time.
Dawn of the Adamson U Pep Squad
Just when everybody thought that National University will just snatch its fifth straight cheerdance title, Adamson University stood up to prove them wrong.
Coming from a third place finish the year before, the Adamson U Pep Squad danced and cheered their way into the top to the tune of Manila beat.
Dubs dethrone the King
Kevin Durant’s long chase for a championship ring ended under a new team.
The Golden State Warriors were once again world champions at the expense of the King LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kobe Bryant’s jersey retirement
One of Los Angeles Lakers’ greatest heroes Kobe Bryant got his no. 8 and no. 24 jerseys immortalized through one of the most emotional jersey retirements in the NBA.
A short film with the Black Mamba narrating his childhood dream, his NBA journey and acceptance of letting go sure was a tear-jerker both for his fans and non-believers.