SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending May 15
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.
Thirty years after the Knicks landed Georgetown big man Patrick Ewing amid rumors of conspiracy, the first draft lottery remains a seminal—and much dissected—moment in NBA history. By Chris Ballard.
The waiting, the worrying, the counseling, the celebrating. A startup agency group gives The MMQB a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL agent's wildest ride: NFL draft week. By Robert Klemko.
Though projecting college football rankings in May is much like deciding what’s for dinner five months before it’s served, we’re going to do it anyway. It’s time to start asking questions: Can Ohio State repeat? Which team will rule the SEC? Can a surprise contender crack the College Football Playoff field? By Ben Glicksman.
During a recent hour-long lunch at a San Diego restaurant in the shadows of Petco Park, Padres outfielder Matt Kemp provided perspective on the unexpected, and often painful, journey he has taken over the past few years. By Ben Reiter.
With Tom Brady suspended (for now) for the first four games, Jimmy Garoppolo, a 2014 second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois, will lead the Super Bowl champions into the 2015 season. Who the heck is this guy? By Robert Klemko.
Indians ace Corey Kluber hurled the game of his life Wednesday, striking out 18 battings in eight one-hit innings. Where's does Kluber's game rank among the best performances of all-time? By Jay Jaffe.
Weeks after suffering a face fracture in a collision with Blazers forward C.J. McCollum, Mike Conley is back on the floor in hopes of lifting the Grizzlies over the Clippers in their second-round series. By Rob Mahoney.
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Where traditional sports and entertainment have bloopers, professional wrestling has botches. Miscues can offer a valuable window into wrestling as a performance art: a live-action theater of athletic performance where the relationship between show and reality can become unusually tangled. By Dan Greene.
The first Power Rankings of 2015-16 serve up arguments for why 10 different teams — including powerhouses North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas — could win it all. The discussion of their flaws can wait 'til the fall. By Luke Winn.
Legally blind because a condition called Peter's Anomaly, Tulane long-snapper Aaron Golub could soon become the know first legally blind athlete to start on a Division I football team. By Chris Scarnati.
In honor of the 15th anniversary of Allen Iverson's MVP award, a 2001 feature on the strained relationship between the all-star point guard and Sixers coach Larry Brown. By Gary Smith.