What Could Have Been


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Major Melson, Staff Writer

No more NBA. No March Madness. No collegiate spring season sports. No sports. 

Because of the COVID-19 shutdown, here’s a list of the top sports moments that could have been. 

Legacy Baseball team’s road to state

The varsity baseball team ranked sixth in the state this year and finished the season with only one loss. The team looked on the path to qualify for the state tournament for the first time in school history. 

Legacy Boys Soccer Playoff run

The boys’ varsity soccer team won the district championship for the second time in school history with an undefeated record in district play. The team hoped for a chance to make a deep playoff run, only amounting two losses all season. 

NBA Playoffs

Everyone expected LeBron’s Lakers and Giannis’ Bucks to meet in the finals, and it would’ve ended up as one of the tightest championship matches in recent memory. However, could Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers have derailed the Lakers’ chances? We will never know. 

March Madness

It was a true tragedy that this one did not take place. No team seemed to be a clear favorite and it would’ve been the most evenly matched March Madness in history. The team at Dayton (Ohio) could have gone down as another fantastic Cinderella story. Lastly, fans could no longer even make a bracket. 

The Masters

We will never know if Tiger Woods could have captured one more Green Jacket, and done so in back to back years. Or maybe a newcomer would have risen to stardom. This event is one of the most-watched sports events year after year and unfortunately was canceled. 

Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu played basketball for the University of Oregon and finished a regular season of putting up historic numbers and leading the team to a 31-2 record. However, with March Madness being canceled, we will never get to find out if she could’ve finished her collegiate career with a championship. On the bright side, she was the first overall draft pick and gets to prove herself on the next level.