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.
James Harden went from a sixth man to a leading scorer when he was traded from Oklahoma City to Houston. Now, he's more than just a scorer—he's the NBA's most valuable player. By Lee Jenkins.
Thanks to a selfless coach, the sons of Mexican migrants in a dirt-poor California town turned their backs on drugs and gangs and built an athletic dynasty. But what would they do without him? By Gary Smith.