On this Day in Sports History January 17
On this day in 2012, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points at 28 years, 17 days, passing Kobe Bryant who achieved it in 29 years, 122 days. James led the Heat to a 92-75 victory over the Warriors.
On this day in 1971, the Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V. Baltimore kicker Jim O’Brien hit a 32 yard field goal with five second left in the game to give the Colts the win.
On this day in 2012, the Philadelphia Phillies and Cole Hamels agreed to a $15 million, one-year deal. It was the largest contract ever offered by a team avoiding arbitration with a player until 2015, when the Tigers agreed to a deal with David Price worth $19.75 million.