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Sports returned in 2021 (hallelujah!) thanks to vaccinations and booster shots that made leaving the house a little less scary. Things weren’t — and still aren’t — back to normal, but as we reflect on the year there are a few moments that’ll stick with us.Here are our favorite five:
Tom Brady’s legendary status was never in question, but in 2021, he took it to another level by winning a seventh Super Bowl over the Chiefs not only at age 43, but with a different franchise. That’s not easy, and with the numbers he’s putting up this year (36 touchdowns, 11 interceptions) there’s no sign he’s slowing down any time soon.
After back-to-back MVP awards and now a title, The Greek Freak rose to all-timer status in 2021. The then-26-year-old dropped 50 points to close out the Heat in six games on 16-of-25 shooting. And we’ll never forget the Chick-fil-a celebration that followed.
The 14-year vet opted to sign with her hometown Chicago Sky, and her homecoming was… literally awesome. Despite a shaky .500 record and having to play in two single-elimination games, the Sky won their first championship in a four-game series that included one massively broken door. CP3 is a first ballot HOFer. Now we can start asking if she’s one of the best ever.
The Tokyo Olympics were finally held with an extremely limited audience, but the most feel-good moment may have been when Lee won the all-around gold. After Simone Biles withdrew, all eyes were on the 18-year-old and she stepped up big time. Hell yeah, Suni!
The NBA’s first dub! Iman absolutely crushed it — and we’re thinking that came with some guidance from his superstar wife Teyana Taylor. Here are his best performances.