The number 777 is considered good luck, and this week’s sports related news was full of 7’s.
1. Have a look at 16-year-old high school freshman Robert Bobroczky. He’s 7’7″ and just got his first game time minutes as a varsity basketball player at the Spire Institute in Ohio.
He was born in Romania and speaks four languages. Who knows. With a lot of hard work and development, he could become the tallest person to ever play in the NBA.
2. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus turned 77 years old on Saturday.
Thanks for all of the very kind birthday wishes–77 is going to be a great year. pic.twitter.com/lgoWfxa9jT
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) January 21, 2017
Here are 77 facts about Nicklaus from the Golf Channel.
3. Less than one year after breaking her leg, and about three months after breaking her arm, World class skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is back on top. She captured her 77th World Cup win in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, which puts her nine victories away from claiming a world record.
“I just got to the bottom and I cried,” Vonn told ESPN. “I worked really hard to come back. I feel like sometimes I come back so quickly. Everyone forgets how much time and energy and blood, sweat and tears it takes to come back without any training and just jump in there.”
Yeeeeeesssss!!!! I screamed, cried and then I couldn’t stop smiling because today, I WON!!!! I have been injured quite a few times in my career but this past injury has been the toughest mentally to overcome. But I have always believed that in the end hard work will pay off, And it did! Thank you to everyone who helped get me here and thank you to my fans for all of the support. ❤🙌🏻🏆 #LV77 A photo posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on
4. Finally, don’t forget to read about BethAnn Telford, who despite having brain cancer, is running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She will mark her first mile in Antarctica on Monday and finish the around-the-world trip in Sydney seven days later. She’s running to raise money to help find a cure for the disease.
— BethAnn Telford (@TeamBT2010) January 19, 2017