NBA Finals Games that Happened on Father’s Day
What were some of the best NBA Finals Games that happened on Father’s Day? NBA Finals Games that Happened on Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day!
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Father’s Day is one of the year’s best holidays to celebrate! Perhaps the most unique way to celebrate Father’s Day is to take that special dad to an NBA Finals game. For players and fans alike, Father’s Day has played a vital role in their lives. One of the reasons why NBA players decided to play basketball in the first place is due to the support from their Dads. Meanwhile, there are some Fathers (who are NBA fans) that have season tickets for many years! As a treat for all the Dads who love the NBA Finals, this article is for you! Happy Father’s Day!
Without Further Adieu, Here are the Best NBA Finals Games that Happened on Father’s Day
NOTE: Player Stats are for one particular game, not the entire series; Best 8 Father’s Day Games since 1996
Cavaliers Win Game 7 of 2016 NBA Finals to Give Cleveland its 1st Sports Championship Since 1964
- Sunday, June 19
- Game 7 of 2016 NBA Finals
- Cavaliers defeated Warriors 93-89 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California
- 2nd of the 4 NBA Finals Meetings between Cavaliers & Warriors (2015-2018)
- LeBron James (Cleveland) scored 27 points & 11 assists
- Draymond Green (Golden State) scored 32 points with 9 assists & 15 rebounds
- Kevin Love (Cleveland) had 14 rebounds
- Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals 4-3 after trailing 3-1 in the series
- Lebron was named the NBA Finals MVP
- Cleveland received its 1st professional sports championship since 1964
- NBA Title was also the first championship in Cavaliers franchise history
Spurs Beat the Heat in 2014 NBA Finals to Win 1st NBA Title Since 2007, 5th Overall
- Sunday, June 15
- Game 5 of 2014 NBA Finals
- Back-to-Back NBA Finals Meetings (Miami won 2013 Championship)
- Spurs defeated Heat 104-87 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
- Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio) scored 22 points & 10 rebounds
- LeBron James (Miami) led the team with 31 points, 5 assists & 10 rebounds
- Spurs won their first NBA Title since they defeated LeBron and the Cavaliers in 2007
- Kawhi Leonard won the NBA Finals MVP
- San Antonio became the first Texas-based NBA team to win an NBA Championship since the 2011 Dallas Mavericks
Spurs Take Game 5 of 2013 NBA Finals vs. Heat, Take 3-2 Series Lead
- Sunday, June 16
- Game 5 of 2013 NBA Finals
- Spurs defeated Heat 114-104 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
- Tony Parker (San Antonio) scored 26 points while Manu Ginobili (San Antonio) had 10 assists
- LeBron James & Dwyane Wade (Miami) scored 25 points each
- With a Game 5 Vicotry, the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead
- However, the Miami Heat would go on to win the next two games to win their 2nd consecutive NBA Championship
- LeBron James won the 2nd NBA Finals MVP with the Heat
Heat Win Game 3 of 2012 Finals vs. Thunder to Take 2-1 Series Lead
- Sunday, June 17
- Game 3 of 2012 NBA Finals
- Heat defeated Thunder 91-85 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida
- LeBron James (Miami) led the team with 29 points & 14 rebounds
- Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City) scored 25 points
- With a Game 3 win, the Heat took a 2-1 series lead
- Miami would go on to win the next two games to win its 1st NBA Title since 2006
- LeBron James Won the 1st of the three NBA Finals MVP in his career so far
Lakers Stay Alive in 2008 NBA Finals, Force Game 6 vs. Celtics
- Sunday, June 15
- Game 5 of 2008 NBA Finals
- Lakers defeated Celtics 103-98 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
- Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles) led the squad with 25 points and 5 assists
- Paul Pierce (Boston) scored 38 points and 8 assists
- With a Game 5 Victory, the Lakers stayed alive and forced Game 6
- However, the Celtics would go on to win Game 6 to win their 1st NBA Championship since 1986
- Paul Pierce won the 2008 NBA Finals MVP
Heat Win Game 5 of 2006 NBA Finals in Overtime vs. Mavericks, Take 3-2 Series Lead
- Sunday, June 18
- Game 5 of 2006 NBA Finals
- Heat defeated Mavericks 101-100 in Overtime at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida
- Dwyane Wade (Miami) scored 43 points while Shaquille O,Neal (Miami) had 12 rebounds
- Jason Terry (Dallas) scored 35 points
- With a Game 5 victory, the Miami Heat took a 3-2 Series Lead
- Miami would go on to win its 1st even NBA Title in six games after being down 2-0 in the series
- The Heat and the Mavericks would meet again in the NBA Finals in 2011 as Dallas would go on to win its 1st NBA Championship
- Dwyane Wade won the 2006 NBA Finals MVP
Spurs Win Game 5 of 2005 NBA Finals in Overtime vs. Pistons, Take 3-2 Series Lead
- Sunday, June 19
- Spurs defeated Pistons 96-95 in Overtime at the Palace at Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan
- Tim Duncan (San Antonio) led the team with 26 points & 19 rebounds
- Chauncey Billups (Detroit) led the squad with 34 points and 7 assists
- With a Game 5 win, the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead after losing a 2-0 series lead
- San Antonio would go on to win the 2005 NBA Finals in seven games with Tim Duncan winning the NBA Finals MVP
Bulls Win 1996 NBA Finals vs. SuperSonics on Michael Jordan’s Emotional Father’s Day
- Sunday, June 16
- Game 6 of 1996 NBA Finals
- Bulls defeated the SuperSonics (now the Thunder) 87-75 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois
- Michael Jordan (Chicago) led the team with 22 points & 7 assists, while Dennis Rodman (Chicago) had 19 rebounds
- Detlef Schrempf (Seattle) scored 23 points while Shawn Kemp (Seattle) had 14 rebounds
- The 1996 NBA title was the Bulls’ 4th championship since 1991 and the 1st since 1993
- Unfortunately, Michael Jordan’s father (James) was murdered in 1993, so Michael dedicated this Game 6 victory to him
- Michael Jordan also won the 1996 NBA Finals MVP
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Steph Curry, NBA players salute their fathers on Father's Day
NBA players take to Twitter and Instagram to thank their fathers on Father's Day.
With today being Father's Day, NBA players took to Twitter and Instagram to show their own appreciation of their own fathers. Many players are fathers themselves, so they also took the opportunity to thank their children today.
Blessed to have a father who has always cared about who I was gonna become... https://t.co/y0nZYRAKMc— Gerald Henderson (@GhJr09) June 21, 2015
Wishing all the dads a Happy Father's Day! Miss you dad... #FathersDay#LoveYouDadpic.twitter.com/3xtbBgDslA— Kosta Koufos (@kostakoufos) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, enjoy your day. Not a day goes by where I don't think of my Dad and ... http://t.co/uN4jyAdxIA— John Wall (@JohnWall) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day pic.twitter.com/9EWoeFXmTW— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) June 21, 2015
This man right here is a true blessing. He worked his tail off every single day/night to make his… https://t.co/nj8Wm5O1Nu— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) June 21, 2015
Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there and esp to mine! #grateful#love— Jodie Meeks (@Jmeeks20) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to a true MVP dad. Pass it on: http://t.co/aFM30a0OsA#LeanInTogetherpic.twitter.com/EXHRzPlaPh— Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) June 21, 2015
The Best JOY about being a FATHER...is not just having the CHILD but being there for the CHILD..… https://t.co/nLnRDMnd2G— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to my Dad! Couldn't ask for a better one.. #HappyFathersDay#Thankful#Bless— Bismack Biyombo (@bismackbiyombo0) June 21, 2015
Always here for you princess.. You changed me! I love you! #HappyFathersDayhttps://t.co/beEsKgw5Rx— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Especially mine.— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there but especially to my dad @EricGordonSr! pic.twitter.com/F4mMhzApak— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to a true MVP dad. Pass it on: http://t.co/wWnUH5yzll#LeanInTogetherpic.twitter.com/eQBXU7ASqP— Jordan Clarkson (@JClark5on) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Special one to my dad @GScottHayward...Love you dad!— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day to my pops, thanks for raising me into the man I am today! pic.twitter.com/bhAiSUMZML— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 21, 2015
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Best Dad Moments in Sports
The very best thing about dads is that they never, ever, ever give up on their children—and there has been no better example of this in the history of sports than Team Hoyt.
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son pair known for running thousands of races together, including triathlons, Ironmans, and the Boston Marathon an incredible 32 times.
There's a catch: Rick, the son, is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.
Gina L. Diorio of LifeNews.com tells their inspirational story:
As a result of oxygen deprivation, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Told that Rick had no chance of recovery, his parents were advised to institutionalize him as he would be a ‘vegetable’. But they refused. Instead, they brought him home and determined to give him normal childhood experiences.
At age 12, Rick was able to begin communicating with the help of a speech device. One day, he told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile race to help a teenager who had been paralyzed in an accident. There was one big obstacle, though – Dick was not a runner. Nevertheless, he agreed to push his son’s wheelchair for the entire race. After the race, Rick told his dad, 'Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.' With that race and that statement, Team Hoyt was born.
The story of Team Hoyt is a story of hope. It's a story of determination and a story of finding a way to believe in the unbelievable. It's a story about a kid who was told that he wasn't even worth his parents' time and energy.
A "vegetable" who refused to accept that he was a vegetable and battled and hoped and believed and ran and finally found the one place in the world where he was no different than anyone else.
The father-son team kept running and running all the way into Rick's adult life, long after he had graduated from college and moved out into his own apartment.
Sports and family are powerful things, my friends, and when they work in conjunction, miracles can happen.
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