Ian Thomsen

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May 31, 2010

Beware Boston's Big 4

The weak link on the Celtics' last title winner, point guard Rajon Rondo is now carrying the team toward the Finals

July 19, 2010

The Plot Starts Here ... Showtime Starts Here

How LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to join Dwyane Wade in Miami.

Oct. 29, 2001

Michael Jordan vs. The World

As old rivals and young guns line up to duel with MJ, one thing is certain: It's going to be fun to watch

April 27, 1998

Show Time!

Is Kobe Bryant the second coming of Magic or Michael? The playoffs are the place to find out if he's truly a prodigy or merely a creature of hype

April 11, 2005


The first assignment for new Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is to make sure LeBron James doesn't fly the coop

March 14, 2005

Happy Return

After unloading Antoine Walker two years ago, Celtics G.M. Danny Ainge brought him back, slimmer and better

Jan. 09, 2012


Youth, depth and continuity offer the greatest advantage in the condensed schedule.

March 01, 2010

Round Two

With typical pugnacity, Denver's George Karl again deals with cancer

June 22, 2009

Bargain Hunting

Nearly every selection in this year's lottery will be a gamble, adding to the pressure on financially challenged teams to make their picks pay off

Jan. 09, 2006

Finals Answer

While a title clash between San Antonio and Detroit seems inevitable, at least a few teams are keeping their eyes on the prize

Dec. 11, 2006


Sweat Equity A silly flap overBen Wallace's headband may have been just what the struggling Bulls needed tokick-start their season BULLS ...

April 25, 2005

Mo' Motown

SI sizes up the playoffs (bad news, Shaq) and a big deal

Jan. 29, 2007


Motown Hit By signing Detroit's own Chris Webber, the Pistons refueled their offense and became the team to beat in the East IN A ...

Nov. 30, 1998

Inside Tennis

Lioness in WinterSteffi Graf may be near the end of her career, but she's hardlytoothless Steffi Graf, who will turn 30 before her next Wimbledon, ...

Dec. 05, 2011


Without a single 2011 All-Star, this year's free-agency class will not dazzle—but there will be plenty of action, thanks to the short window that ...

June 04, 2007

All About Winning

So consistent is his excellence, it is easy to forget that Tim Duncan, at 31, has already won three titles and is chasing a fourth

July 07, 2008

Keep the Faith

Fans weren't crazy about the Knicks' pick, but the team's new leadership has a plan—and its eyes on LeBron in 2010

March 12, 2012


To win in the NBA, you need a stud with a recognizable first name like Kobe or LeBron, right? Not if you're the Pacers, who are getting it done ...