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Best Sports Moments of 2003

Jean-Sebastien got giggy, Lebron made his mark, and Tim did some dunkin'. Kidzworld looks at the best sports moments of 2003.

Jean-Sebastien Gets Giggy

Jean-Sebastien Giguere took the Anaheim Mighty Ducks from Hollywood fantasy to NHL reality. The Ducks' goalie was a human wall and took Anaheim to within one win of the Stanley Cup. Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished the playoffs with five shutouts and a goals against average of 1.62. Giguere also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Lance Armstrong is a Tour de Force

Lance Armstrong was a Tour de Force at the Tour de France. Armstrong won his fifth straight Tour de France in 2003, giving him a place in history as one of the greatest cyclists ever. Not too bad for a guy who was given only a 40% chance of surviving cancer six years ago.

Tim Duncan Dunks the Nets

The New Jersey Nets simply had no answer for power forward, Tim Duncan in the 2003 NBA Finals. Duncan was a one-man wrecking crew for the San Antonio Spurs and led the team to their second NBA Title in four years. Tim Duncan was named MVP for the series and helped teammate David Robinson finish his career with another Championship ring.

The Florida Marlins Win the World Series

The Florida Marlins victory in the World Series was probably the biggest surprise in 2003. After a brutal start to the season, Jack McKeon was brought in as the team's new manager and the Marlins never looked back. Florida defeated the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs, before beating the much-favored New York Yankees in the World Series. Josh Beckett pitched a shutout to clinch the win for the Marlins and was named the Series' MVP.

Lebron James Makes His Mark
Before Lebron James had even played one minute of pro basketball, he was already a multi-millionaire, thanks to his $70-million dollar shoe contract with Nike. Just a few months after going to his senior prom, James made his pro basketball debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The high school phenom is average more than 19 points per game with the Cavs and James' jersey is the number one seller in the NBA.

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    ShenkelBoy
    ShenkelBoy posted in Basketball:
    Cavs bruh they lit
    reply 2 days
    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Of course we can! It's true that we're a little less strong physically, but we can. "Can't" means just that, we can't. And that's wrong. It's true we have to deal with all that physical pain (I can whine about it for agesss) and mental pain too. And that some of us cry easily. But that's because we feel pain! So although we are less strong physically as I said earlier, girls can also think up ways to surprise someone in a fight. And that's a good thing to do to someone who laughs at a girl and says they cant fight.
    reply 3 days
    PitbullLover777
    Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
    reply 6 days
    ererie
    ererie posted in Basketball:
    I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
    reply 6 days
    ererie
    ererie posted in Basketball:
    LeBronBron
    reply 6 days