Back in Time: June 9
The Pittsburgh Penguins used their fist pick overall to select Mario Lemieux in the NHL Entry Draft.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title by defeating the Boston Celtics. Kareem Abdul Jabbar scores a game-high 29 points in victory.
Monica Seles becomes the youngest winner in French Open history after defeating Steffi Graf.
Andre Rison and Lisa Lopes
Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes of the pop group TLC sets fire to her boyfriend's house. Her boyfriend was Andre Rison of the Atlanta Falcons.
Colorado's Ray Bourque wins his first Stanley Cup. He retired from the NHL just 17 days later after a 22-year-career.
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils win the Stanly Cup after defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks four games to three. Martin Brodeur becomes the first goaltender to produce seven playoff shutouts in a single season.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 600th career home run. Only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa had more runs at the time.
Born on this Day
Roy Smalley (1926) Dick Vitale (1940) Dave Parker (1951) Wayman Tisdale (1964) Tom Rouen (1968) Roderick Lewis (1971) D'Marco Farr (1971) Tedy Bruschi (1973) Randy Winn (1974) Peja Stojakovic (1977) Udonis Haslem (1980) Sebastian Telfair (1985)