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What’s Happening in Sports: May 2, 2021

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May 2nd, 2021 features Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving leading the Nets in a marquee matchup against Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s Bucks in Milwaukee. The Celtics fueled by a red-hot Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown host the Damian Lillard-led Trail Blazers, while LeBron James takes the court for the second time with the Lakers after his prolonged injury against Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, and the Raptors. The MLB has a highly entertaining slate of matchups with Mets vs. Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball, and NFL teams enter the post-draft part of the off-season.

See what happened in sports on May 2nd last year, headlined by Chicago declining Mitchell Trubisky‘s fifth-year option, Andy Dalton heading to Dallas, and Detroit declining Jarrad Davis‘ fifth-year option. This daily sports article includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, top performances of the day, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. More content will be uploaded throughout the day. 

Melo went full send during return

Cole sends Memphis home

Finney-Smith stepped up w/ GW

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NBA Sunday

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NBA TOP PERFORMERS

MLB: SP Ian Anderson, Atlanta Braves (turns 23)

NFL: LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills (23)

NFL: OT Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs (25)

MLB: SS Jonathan Villar, New York Mets (30)

NFL: ED Kerry Hyder, Seattle Seahawks (30)

NBA: SF Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers (31)

NFL: P Pat McAfee, Retired after 2016 (34)

MLB: 2B Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame (134)

2017: Boston Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points in a Game 2 OT victory over the Washington Wizards during his sister’s birthday who recently passed away. It was the 2nd-highest playoff scoring output in franchise history (John Havlicek — 54)

1999: Denver Broncos QB John Elway announced his retirement from the NFL after winning consecutive Super Bowls — the 1st of his career

1983: Denver Broncos acquired QB John Elway just 6 days after the Indianapolis Colts drafted him 1st overall 

1968: Bill Russell won his 1st NBA Championship as player-coach of the Boston Celtics, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games

1954: St. Louis Cardinals OF Stan Musial set a single-day MLB record by hitting 5 HRs in a doubleheader against the New York Giants

1939: New York Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig voluntarily benched himself “for the good of the team”, ending his record streak of 2,130 consecutive games played before ultimately retiring and passing away with ALS (often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease)

1920: National Negro Baseball League debuted in Indianapolis, IN as the Indianapolis ABC’s defeated the American Giants

1909: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner stole his way around the bases for the 4th time in his career, setting an NL record

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