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Great Father-Son Moments In Sports

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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Great Father-Son Moments In Sports

Sports fans were deeply moved by Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Father's Day victory in the NASCAR LifeLock 400. Onion Sports takes the opportunity to remember other great moments between men and their boys:

1988: For the first time in what is now a weekly tradition, Cecil Fielder takes his 4-year-old son Prince out for ribs at a local Damon's Bar and Grill

1989: Mike Tyson finally reconnects with his father and shows him how hard he's worked over the years by throwing a haymaker into the man's right temple

1991: While playing for the same team, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. decide to pull their hamstrings together

1992: Though it seems innocuous at the time, a Kenny Lofton at-bat against Nolan Ryan marks the first time the father-son combination face each other

1993: Archie Manning drives his youngest son Eli to be the best by hugging Peyton over and over, ignoring Eli's existence

1994: On a cool San Francisco evening, Bobby and Barry Bonds spend hours catching fly balls and taking swings and then cap it off with a big, old-fashioned shot of steroids

1999: Muhammad Ali attends his son Laila's first boxing match

2001: Formula One world champion, Champ Car series winner, Indianapolis 500 winner, and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti beams with pride as his son, Michael Andretti, finally learns to drive stick without stalling his IndyCar

2008: Dan Marino proudly watches as his son Joey follows in his footsteps by never winning a Super Bowl

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