The San Francisco Bay Area has quite a good history in professional sports. They are currently responsible for seven Super Bowl rings, seven World Series titles, two MLS Championship titles, two NBA titles, and even four Arena Bowl titles (if you are into that sort of thing).
However, this year, the Bay Area has a shot at making more history.
The Bay Area has already made history this year by having both their NBA and NHL teams represented in their respective league finals.
Currently, the Golden State Warriors are set to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the second year in a row. Meanwhile the San Jose Sharks are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Both teams have a shot at making even more history in the coming weeks.
There have been many instances of regions claiming multiple sporting championships in the same year. For example, in 1989, the Bay Area claimed both the Super Bowl and World Series (49ers and Athletics). However, no region has ever won the June Championships (both the NBA and NHL) in the same year, but the San Jose Sharks and Golden State Warriors have a real chance at changing that.
With these teams already in their respective championships, history is just around the corner. Three more wins for each team will grant the Bay Area a unique distinction that no other region can claim: The Major June Championship Sweep.
Watch history in the making:
(all times PACIFIC) – ** Denotes If Necessary **
Game 2 NBA Finals (CLE @ GSW): SUN 6/5 @ 5pm Game 4 SC Finals (PITT @ SJS): MON 6/6 @ 5pm Game 3 NBA Finals (GSW @ CLE): WED 6/8 @ 6pm Game 5 SC Finals (SJS @ PITT): THURS 9/9 @ 5pm ** Game 4 NBA Finals (GSW @ CLE): FRI 6/10 @ 6pm Game 6 SC Finals (PITT @ SJS): SUN 6/12 @ 5pm** Game 5 NBA Finals (CLE @ GSW): MON 6/13 @ 6pm ** Game 7: SC Finals (SJS @ PITT): WED 6/15 @ 5pm ** Game 6 NBA Finals (GSW @ CLE): THURS 6/16 @ 6pm ** Game 7 NBA Finals (CLE @ GSW): SUN 6/19 @ 6pm **
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