Changed 04 May 2020, 11:30 IST
May 4, 2015 was when Stephen Curry’s position as true NBA superstar was confirmed.
When Saul ‘Canello’ Alvarez was already established as a boxing royalty, exactly four years later, he added another belt to his collection.
Here we take a look at the major sporting events that have taken place on May 4 in previous years.
2015: Curry wins first MVP award
2014-1. The Golden State Warriors’ decision to hire Steve Kerr as head coach before the season was paid a dividend because it turned point guard Kerr into one of the NBA’s best converts.
Carrie was selected for just one All-Star Game before her 2014-15 MVP campaign, when she broke her own record for three points in a single season by scoring 286 shots across the Orcs.
The first of three NBA championships in four years soon followed as Curry led the new NBA dynasty.
He will win the MVP award again in 2016 – the Warriors did not lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy this season – and at that time he became the first in NBA history to be voted unanimously.
Five straight finals
Three NBA titles
Of two MVP’s
And he still hasn’t.
Best best || Stephen Curry pic.twitter.com/AUTVXzfnbI
– Golden State Warriors (Warriors) March 31, 2020
2016: Fernando’s own goal sets up All-Madrid’s final
It wasn’t pretty, but on May 4, 2016, 10-time European Cup winners Real Madrid made another final.
Only one goal separated Los Blancos from Manchester City in the 160th minute and it became part of a fate – Fernando Gareth Bale’s cross was thrown into his own net.
They were enough to advance to another final against cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane’s men going on to win three consecutive finals in the competition through a penalty shootout at the San Siro.
2019: Canelo seals points against Jacobs
Cinco de Mayo out-pointed the Mexican Alvarez IBF middleweight belt over the weekend to add to his WBC and WBA titles.
All three judges fought back for Alvarez as he returned to the 1,100 lb division, taking brief steps to eliminate the 26-year-old Rocky Fielding and take Liverpudlian’s WBA super-middleweight belt.
Alvarez moved to the light heavyweights six months later, beating four-time world champion Sergei Kovalev in the eleventh round.