On SI.com: From SI's July 1, 2013 issue


About This Week's Cover

He's a champion again. LeBron James was able to fend off elimination and win his second title. He was already recognized as the elite player in the NBA, and with this title, James continues to cement his legacy as one of the preeminent players in NBA history. James sits down with Lee Jenkins to describe his "MJ" moment and why getting this ring was twice as difficult as getting the last one.

This Week in SI

A sampling of some of the stories you'll find in this week's issue:

Aaron Hernandez: Questions surround the star NFL tight end at the center of a homicide investigation. Is this the Aaron Hernandez that friends, family and former teammates know? By Pete Thamel and Greg Bedard

Mary Cain: Just 17, the self-described nerd is the fastest young female middle-distance rummer By Tim Layden

Bob Uecker: A Brewers broadcast isn't just about the game. It's a trip inside the mind of Milwaukee's first fan. By Luke Winn

LeBron James: The first title win was tough, but Miami's repeat took every ounce of energy from the best player alive By Lee Jenkins

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Talent Influx

With the Stanley Cup concluded, the NHL now enters its offseason. While a player like Seth Jones has been on the radar for months, the 2013 NHL Draft class is regarded as one of the best in the league's history. While Jones, former son of NBA forward Popeye Jones, was once considered the consensus top pick, players like Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Aleksander Barkov all have legitimate chances of being drafted with the first overall pick. Be sure to read Allan Muir's Mock Draft and get the all the coverage you need on the NHL blog, Home Ice.

More NHL Coverage on SI.com

SI Now: Top prospects discuss who will be the first pick

SI Now: Top prospects on their influences

Stu Hackel: Seth Jones is just one intresting storyline in this year's draft

GALLERY: NHL No. 1 overall draft picks since 1983

A Murder in Massachusetts

After a star NFL tight end found himself at the center of a homicide investigation, those who thought they knew him best -- teammates and friend -- were left wondering, who is the real Aaron Hernandez? Greg Bedard, Pete Thamel and Michael McCann have all the latest updates on Aaron Hernandez's arrest.

More NFL Coverage on SI.com

Michael McCann: The case against Aaron Hernandez

Chris Burke: How does Aaron Hernandez's release affect the Pats?

Peter King: Why the Patriots cut Aaron Hernandez (video)

SI NOW: How does Hernandez defend himself?

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