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The 200 Most Important Events in Sports History

Posted: 04/23/2012 9:02 am Updated: 04/23/2012 9:02 am

Dream Team
In this Aug. 8, 1992, file photo, United State's Scottie Pippen, Michael Jorden and Clyde Drexler rejoice with their gold medals after beating Croatia, 117-85 in Olympic basketball in Barcelona, Spain. Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame as teammates from the 1992 Olympic basketball "Dream Team". (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)

Bleacher Report:

Sports has a way of making an impression on us, leaving lasting memories and untold "Where were you when..." moments.

Witnessing history is something that draws us to sports in the first place, whether it's the unexpected (Kobe's 81) or the all-but-assured (1992 "Dream Team"), but on-field performance isn't the end-all, be-all in sporting lore. No, things as simple as putting lights on a pole or projecting a yellow line 10 yards downfield on TV have had seismic impacts as well.

In that vein, we'll retrace a rich, clogged and sometimes unfortunate history as we explore the 200 most important events to ever happen in sports.

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Filed by Michael Klopman  |