By Andy Gray
October 24, 2014

The 2014-15 SI NBA preview was released this week featuring LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. on the cover. Where does this year's cover stack up against issues of the past? Here are 10 of our favorites over the years.

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1960-61
Richard Erdoes

Bill Russell (1965-66)

New Madison Square Garden (1967-68)
Donald Moss
Bill Walton (1979-80)
Peter Read Miller/SI

Bill Russell and Larry Bird (1984-85)
Andy Hayt/SI
Bill Laimbeer (1990-91)
Theo Westenberger/SI
Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan (1995)
John W. McDonough/SI
Grant Hill (1997-98)
Richard Corman/SI
Yao Ming (2002-03)
John W. McDonough/SI
LeBron James (2003-04)
Walter Iooss Jr./SI

 

 

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