Who will be the most fascinating athlete of '14? Best journalism of 2013

Monday December 30th, 2013
LeBron James heightened his global influence in 2013 by winning his second consecutive NBA title.
Greg Nelson/SI
As long as he is NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell will be one of the most powerful people in sports.
Elise Amendola/AP
Whether or not he enters the NFL draft, Johnny Manziel will be scrutinized by the media in 2014.
Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Rolling Stone's coverage of the Aaron Hernandez charges was one of the most compelling reads of 2013.
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The New York Times' Year In Pictures.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.