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The Seinfeld Episode The Heart Attack Accurately Predicted A Spurs-Cavs Game

The Internet is full of examples of the times when "The Simpsons" predicted the future, but here's a case where another popular sitcom that had its heyday in the 90s pulled off the feat.

Sports are a common subject matter on "Seinfeld." George Costanza (Jason Alexander) memorably spends multiple seasons working as the assistant to the traveling secretary for the New York Yankees, and the show features several cameos from actual Yankee players. Jerry Seinfeld is a "superfan" of the New York Mets in real life (via NJ.com), and the two-part episode "The Boyfriend" involves Jerry having an unfortunate run-in with retired Mets star Keith Hernandez. In "The Face Painter," Jerry, Kramer (Michael Richards), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and David Puddy (Patrick Warburton) go to a New Jersey Devils playoff game, during which Puddy is revealed to be a raving maniac of a Devils fan.

There was one episode, however, when "Seinfeld" accurately predicted the score of an NBA game. It happened during the Season 2 episode "The Heart Attack."

The episode aired in 1991, but it took until 2019 for the score to come true

The moment happens about 16 minutes into "The Heart Attack." During the episode, George gets an ailment that he thinks is a heart attack, but in fact is a case of inflamed tonsils. Reluctant to get expensive and invasive surgery, George visits a friend of Kramer's, a holistic healer named Tor Eckman who's played by character Stephen Tobolowsky. A skeptical Jerry comes along for the ride. At one point, hoping to test Tor's supposed psychic abilities, Jerry asks him to decipher a confusing note that he wrote down in the middle of the night, which his sleep-addled brain thought was a joke for his stand-up act. The note just has the score from a basketball game: Cleveland 117, San Antonio 109. Tor, of course, laughs uproariously anyway.

That note wasn't based on an actual basketball game, but about 18 years later, the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs did indeed play a game with that final result. Per USA Today, the game happened on December 12, 2019 and featured that final score, which the Cavaliers and Spurs needed overtime to accomplish. Kevin Love led Cleveland with 30 points, while DeMar DeRozan topped San Antonio with 21. As Yahoo Sports pointed out, the two teams twice came close to that final score before. In 2002 the Cavs defeated the Spurs 114-107 (also in overtime), and in 2016 the Cavs were victorious 117-103. 

Your move, "Simpsons."