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Throwback Thursday: 10 Sports Photos From May 1, 1994

#TBT 10 Sports Pictures From 20 Years Ago - May 1, 1994

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets
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Time sure does fly. But that's why they invented Throwback Thursday. In this installment we'll go way back to May 1, 1994. The NBA Playoffs were in full swing, and the Rockets and Blazers actually happened to be playing each other.

Here's sports TBT for May 1:

1. Sam Cassell Was a Rookie

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets
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1. Sam Cassell Was a Rookie

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets

Cassell would go on to a lengthy NBA career, retiring in 2008 after winning his third title.

2. Everybody Still Hates John Starks

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2
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2. Everybody Still Hates John Starks

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2

Starks was definitely a top sports villain back in the mid 1990s.

3. Anthony Mason, Kenny Anderson, Derek Harper

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2
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3. Anthony Mason, Kenny Anderson, Derek Harper

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2

Here are three guys you may have forgotten about. But who could really forget Anthony Mason?

4. Big Shot Bob In the Midst of His First Championship Run

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets
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4. Big Shot Bob In the Midst of His First Championship Run

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets

This was Horry's second NBA season and the first of seven title runs. What a flat top.

5. Remember Mo Vaughn?

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5. Remember Mo Vaughn?

RED SOX V ANGELS

Vaughn ended up with 328 career home runs, but was ultimately linked to steroids.

6. Spike Lee Yapping Away, Like Always

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2
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6. Spike Lee Yapping Away, Like Always

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2

Some things never change. Spike Lee will always be courtside at Knicks games. Good for him.

7. The Dream

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets
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7. The Dream

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon was in his prime during these years, as evidenced by back-to-back title runs in 94 and 95.

8. The Recently Retired Rick Adelman

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets
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8. The Recently Retired Rick Adelman

1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2:  Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets

Yes, Adelman used to rock one heck of a stache.

9. What MLB Pitchers Looked Like In 1994

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9. What MLB Pitchers Looked Like In 1994

RED SOX V ANGELS

You think baseball players today don't look athletic? You have no idea.

10. The Great Pat Riley

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2
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10. The Great Pat Riley

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks, Game 2

Riles would take the Knicks all the way to championship round in 1994, his eighth Finals appearance as a head coach.