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A Brief History On May 11, 2011, former NBA and current European league basketball player Robert Taylor died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Puerto Rico. He was only 34 years old and had played in a professional basketball game only a couple of weeks prior to his untimely death.  Sadly, the history of basketball is filled with similar sad stories, and today we take a look at some of these athletes that died too young. (By the way, the loss of Kobe Bryant in January of 2020 in a helicopter crash at the age of 41…

A Brief History On April 30, 1993, tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by a “fan” obsessed with rival women’s tennis star Stefi Graf.  Seles was absent from pro tennis for 2 years after the attack, and despite being only 20 years old at the time of the attack never regained her championship form (formerly #1 in the world).  We used this horrible incident to start our article “10 Bizarre Injuries to Athletes” back in 2014, and today we take a look at another 10 such bizarre injuries to athletes. Digging Deeper 1. Kirby Puckett, Baseball. In…

A Brief History Thailand is a real paradise, if you come and see. Even if you do not, there are plenty of movies and TV shows filmed in this beautiful country, and the reason why filmmakers choose this location is because it has one of the best coasts in Asia.  Actually, beaches in Thailand are an absolute paradise, and you cannot visit Thailand without visiting one of its beautiful islands.  They are truly amazing.  Note: This post is sponsored by Suwit Muay Thai. Digging Deeper But visiting a new country is not complete without having an approach about their culture…

A Brief History On April 25, 2019, the National Basketball League and basketball fans everywhere, especially in Boston, were saddened by the death of legendary Boston Celtic John Havlicek.  An inducted member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Havlicek played on 8 NBA Championship Boston Celtics teams, one of 4 NBA players that played on that many Championship teams, along with the 2 players that played on even more top teams.  Guess who is not on the list?  Michael Jordan!  While His Airness was certainly one of the greatest players of all time, worthy of consideration as the…

A Brief History On April 16, 1910, Boston Arena opened for the first time, an indoor ice hockey arena that is still in operation, the oldest such building still operating.  We use this occasion in sports history to list 8 of the really old and great sports stadiums, arenas, venues, or whatever you want to call them, but only those that still exist.  All but the last are still in use.  As always, feel free to tell us of places we “should have” listed or if any we listed do not deserve mention. Digging Deeper Boston Arena, 1910. Although the…

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