SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending March 13
Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.
In the latest sign that the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are headed for a lengthy and contentious labor dispute in 2017, the NBA says the NBPA has refused proposals to “smooth” the infusion of new TV money into the league—creating a huge increase for the 2016-2017 salary cap. By Michael McCann.
College basketball's best storyline has been the battle between Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor for player of the year. There is no debating that the two of them are the sport's premier players, and they lead SI.com's All-America team as the only consensus selections.
U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed his plan to prepare the country for the 2018 World Cup, including the use of some advanced technology. By Grant Wahl.
Few weeks in NFL off-season history can match the Eagles' recent Chip Kelly-created chaos, which opened with LeSean McCoy being traded to Buffalo. Now it appears he's finally settled on a new starting running back—former Dallas Cowboys star DeMarco Murray. By Chris Burke.
The Atlanta Hawks lack a traditional superstar, but their commitment to teamwork has vaulted them to first place in the East and made them a legitimate championship contender. By Lee Jenkins.
Like the a game of musical chairs, the quarterback carousel has seen plenty of movement as the league’s personnel shopping season gets underway. But while the names have changed, the problems and questions remain. By Don Banks.
Ohio State has one of the best problems in the country—three talented quarterbacks who've already proven their excellence on the field. But with each of them returning to Columbus, who gets the start on the first Saturday of the season? By Andy Staples.
Twenty-nine years ago, Larry Bird was in his seventh season and fully immersed in his prime. When Celtics teammate Kevin McHale went down with an injury during the 1985-86 season, Bird took his game to even greater heights, accumulating incomprehensible numbers and devastating opponents with a brand of basketball the game had not previously seen. Sound familiar? By Jack McCallum.