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.
Twenty-nine years ago, Larry Bird was in his seventh season and fully immersed in his prime. When Celtics teammate Kevin McHale went down with an injury during the 1985-86 season, Bird took his game to even greater heights, accumulating incomprehensible numbers and devastating opponents with a brand of basketball the game had not previously seen. Sound familiar? By Jack McCallum.