15 Of The Most Memorable Sports Photos Ever Taken.
A Failed Attempt
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Boxer, Wilt Chamberlain, challenged Muhammad Ali to a boxing match for his heavyweight title in 1967. It was to be held at the Madison Square Garden. Chamberlain and Ali were invited by ABC to announce their fight during a special sports segment. As it turns out, even though they had already recorded the segment, Ali's manager passed on the deal and the fight never happened.
There aren't any athletes as elegant and humble as the next one.
Always Looking Dapper
During the 60s and 70s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier was one of the star players for the New York Knicks. Not only did he lead them to two championships, he led them to their most recent. Frazier was also known for being extremely well-dressed. Here you can see him riding on the subway wearing a black suit, white tie, and the infamous 'Clyde' hat.
It's awesome to see pictures of people before they became famous.
Make Way For Larry
The Indiana University Hoosiers gave Larry Bird a scholarship in 1974. This picture is of Larry Bird when he accepted the Eastman Award for being the Distinguished Player of the Year in 1979. That was the year he became part of the Boston Celtics. Bird later went on to become MVP three consecutive times and a 12-time NBA All-Star.
Imagine a diving board that was so high you could see the tops of cathedrals?
A Beautiful Horizon
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In 2013, the World Aquatics Championships were held in Barcelona, Spain. Originally, Dubai was supposed to host the competition, but they withdrew in 2010 and Barcelona won the new bid. The high diving portion of the Championships was held in Port Vell, with a stunning backdrop that included several gothic churches and the Torre Glories. This image shows Korean diver Jiho Park in action.
Do you remember this exhilarating fight?
Losing The Title
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After successfully transitioning from Judo Olympian to UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey went through 12 Championship fights completely undefeated. In November 2015, Rousey defended her title for the seventh time against veteran boxer Holly Holm. Rousey was knocked out by a strong kick to the head in the second round, and Holm became the new champion.
You're gonna love this photograph if you're a Terminator fan.
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