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It's Been 19 Years Since The Craziest Day In The History Of American Sports

It's Been 19 Years Since The Craziest Day In The History Of American Sports
By Will Slattery
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June 17th 1994 was a massive day in US sport. There was the USA 94 opening ceremony, there was the New York Rangers Stanley Cup victory parade, golfing legend Arnold Palmer's final US Open round and an NBA finals game between the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks. But what really overshadowed the day was the behaviour of another American sporting legend.

June 17th 1994 was the day that OJ Simpson was charged with murdering his ex wife and a friend of hers. Rather than hand himself in, Simpson left what read like a suicide note and then lead the police on a car chase on the Los Angeles motorway. It was so shocking that NBC went splitscreen between the car chase and the NBA finals. Here is a ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the whole ordeal and it captures the ridiculousness and tension that developed throughout the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtHECDjYOA
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