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Throwback Thursday: 10 Sports Photos From May 22nds Of the Past #TBT

1995 Western Conference Semifinals Game 7: Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets
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What was going on in the sports world 15-20 years ago? Actually, a lot of the same things that are going on today and this weekend. The NBA Conference Finals were underway, baseball was in full swing and the Indy 500 was upcoming.

Let's take a look at TBT for May 22nd, as far back as 20 years ago in 1994:

1. Derek Fisher and John Stockton Posing - 1998

John Stockton #12
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1. Derek Fisher and John Stockton Posing - 1998

John Stockton #12

Fisher is still playing in 2014, while Stockton is considered to be a candidate for the Jazz's head coaching vacancy.

2. Anthony Mason and Horace Grant in Game 7 - 1994

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks, Game 7
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2. Anthony Mason and Horace Grant in Game 7 - 1994

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks, Game 7

The Bulls and Knicks squared off in the 1994 Eastern Conference semi-finals. It was the Bulls first season without Michael Jordan, and they ultimately lost to the Knicks in seven games.

3. Phil Mickelson Looking Fresh - 1997

Phil Mickelson
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3. Phil Mickelson Looking Fresh - 1997

Phil Mickelson

Phil apparently wasn't rocking the visor back in '97. He was also nearly seven years away from winning his first Major.

4. Ken Griffey Jr. - 1994

KEN GRIFFEY JR.
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4. Ken Griffey Jr. - 1994

KEN GRIFFEY JR.

That swing pose was almost as popular as the Jumpman 20 years ago. 'Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball' for SNES also came out in 1994.

5. B.J. Armstrong About To Get Tripped By Patrick Ewing - 1994

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks, Game 7
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5. B.J. Armstrong About To Get Tripped By Patrick Ewing - 1994

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks, Game 7

Remember B.J. Armstrong? Here he is attempting to take Patrick Ewing baseline, all while Phil Jackson photobombs the whole thing.

6. Pedro Martinez - 1996

Pedre Martinez
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6. Pedro Martinez -1996

Pedre Martinez

Pedro in an Expos uni just looks plain weird, but there's no crying in baseball.

7. Larry Bird Starting His Relationship With the Pacers - 1997

Larry Bird
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7. Larry Bird Starting His Relationship With the Pacers - 1997

Larry Bird

Throwback Larry Legend and Donnie Walsh photo. This was shortly after Bird was hired to coach the Pacers, which he did for three seasons. His stint included a run to the Finals in 2000.

8. Flyin' Kobe Bryant - 1998

1998 Western Conference Semifinals, Game Three: Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers
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8. Flyin' Kobe Bryant - 1998

1998 Western Conference Semifinals, Game Three: Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

Vintage Kobe back when his knees still felt great. Thanks to doctors in Germany, his knees now feel a little more like 1998 than they should.

9. What Indy Cars Looked Like 20 Years Ago - 1994

INDY 500
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9. What Indy Cars Looked Like 20 Years Ago - 1994

INDY 500

Smoke cigarettes. That's what a lot of old sports advertisements used to say, including Al Unser Jr.'s Indy Car in 1994.

10. Wade Boggs - 1997

Wade Boggs
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10. Wade Boggs - 1997

Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs holding down third base in the Bronx, sporting his trademark stache.