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25 Greatest Comebacks In Sports History

Ben Migono / February 17, 2017

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We probably all know that the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is not one to give up very easily. But on this occasion, he did give up on his friend, Tom Brady, long before the end of the third quarter of Super Bowl LI. The Atlanta Falcons’ Tevin Coleman had completed his team’s fourth touchdown on the night to leave their rivals, the New England Patriots, trailing 28-3. Trump then got up and left his posh Super Bowl golf club party in Florida. As such, it’s most likely that the 45th president of the United States missed one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comebacks in the history of sports.


The Patriots’ comeback was one of the most incredible turnarounds in the history of any competition and must have sent shockwaves around the world far greater than Trump’s landslide election win back in November 2016. No matter the angle by which you decide to look it from, a comeback is surely one of the most exciting things witness in sports. There’s actually nothing more exhilarating than seeing an athlete or a team dig from deep down in the face of a looming defeat to overcome all odds and win.


Regardless of the sport, the level of competition, or the importance of the game, any sports fan will admit, hands down, that the rush of adrenaline that’s involved in a comeback win is arguably more satisfying and heartbreaking for both sets of fans and players than anything else. And because there has never been a better precedent to what Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did in Super Bowl LI, we thought it would be best to acknowledge this historic moment by counting down the 25 Greatest Comebacks in Sports History.


25. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Eastern Conference Semifinals



It’s been almost 22 years since Reggie Miller and his Indiana Pacers teammates pulled off one of the most miraculous comebacks seen in the NBA. The Pacers were trailing the New York Knicks by six points in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with 18.7 seconds remaining.


Miller pulled what became known as a ‘thunderbolt’ as he miraculously scored eight points in nine seconds to win the game 107-105! Miller’s comeback capped off one of the most furious rallies ever witnessed in a playoff series. This historic performance was surely enough to etch Miller’s name into NBA comeback folklore.