The Most Iconic Photos Of The 2000s That Defined A Generation


Since 2000, there have been some pretty incredible moments in sports. Some made us cheerful, some put us in shock, and others made us overly emotional. Yes, some incredible moments of the past include the Miracle On Ice and Michael Jordan posterizing his opponents stick with us even still, but we decided to dig up some classic photos since the new millennium turned over. The photos are positive, inspirational, and capture some of the most unbelievable moments we got to witness with our own eyes.

The Dynamic Duo Of South Beach

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Sure, the dynamic duo of LeBron and Dwyane are in Cleveland now, but how can we forget their double threat attack in South Beach? Miami was very dominant once LeBron came to town, but the photo above basically sums up their time together. It would be cool if they can recreate something like this in Cleveland.

By 0.01 Of A Second

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The photo finish from the 100m final at the 2008 Olympics is the best evidence that shows that Michael Phelps won. Some questioned whether or not Phelps or Milorad Cavic won the gold medal. As it turns out, Phelps won by 0.01 of a second over Cavic, adding another medal to Phelp’s decorated career in the pool.


The Greatest Chip In Masters History

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Before his downfall, Tiger Woods was one of the best golfers in his day. His best moment came on the 16th hole of the 2005 Masters. The chip shot he made look almost impossible, but Tiger made it look so easy. Once the ball went into the hole, the crowd, Woods, and caddie Steve Williams celebrated in a big uproar. I still remember watching this with my dad.

Bid Farewell

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One of the most popular French soccer players had a crushing end to his career. It’s not every day you saw Zinedine Zidane headbutt an opponent, but that’s exactly what he did in the 2006 World Cup Final. The photo is kind of haunting since France fell short of the title, but Zidane walking past the trophy is the closest he would ever get.