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Looking back on the NBA’s 75 Years in SI Photos

We handpicked some of our favorite shots from over the decades.


Ohio State Vs. Michigan: Looking Back on ‘The Spot,’ Five Years On

In the rivalry’s 100th meeting, they played their first overtime game.


The Photographer in the Green Shirt

John Iacono became known for his sartorial choice.

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Photos: Sports Legends Who Served in the Military

Time to honor the sacrifices of those people who have served in the armed forces—a group that includes several athletes.


The Hustle Never Stopped for Ping-Pong Legend Marty Reisman

He even tried with photographer Manny Millan on a $1 bet during a shoot.


Cool Summer: How Winter Olympians Train Without Winter

Three Winter Olympians shared how they're training in the lead-up to the Beijing Games.


Trae Young, Luka Dončić and the SI Cover From Two Shoots

After careful planning, photos taken in Atlanta and Dallas came together in one portrait.


Photo Gallery: Celebrating 75 Years of NBA Action

From Bird and Magic to Shaq and Kobe, we share our favorite images of the all-time greats.


For Hidden Gems Package, David E. Klutho Didn’t Know What to Expect

The photographer helped tell the stories of unheralded American sports venues.


Photos: The Hidden Gems of Sports

Sports Illustrated photographers traveled across the country to capture these local masterpieces.


A Famous LeBron James Cover Made Dreams Come True

How SI’s ‘The Chosen One’ cover helped set the stage for two careers.


In Hockey, ‘If You Saw It, You Missed It’

David E. Klutho explains the differences in photographing hockey now compared with 30-plus years ago.


Dak Prescott Smiles at His Scars

Photographer Michael J. Le Brecht II explains how he captured the QB’s ‘joy amongst it all.’


U.S. Open’s Atmosphere Brings Out the Best—and Worst—in Tennis Stars

Photographer Manny Millan covered his first U.S. Open in 1974.


Tiger’s 25 Years As a Pro, Captured in SI

Photographers describe their favorite images of Woods.


Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of Tiger Woods

A collection of images from throughout his career so far.


Turning Reggie Bush Into an Oscar

The former USC star was turned into a replica of Hollywood’s biggest award.


Leading Off: Minor League Baseball Is Back

For more than a year, Minor League stadiums hosted everything, it seemed, but actual Minor League games. That finally changed in May.


SI Full Frame: The Cage

This streetball destination is where some of the greatest raw hoopers have earned their stripes.


John Iacono’s Tiger Tale

Photographing boxer George Foreman led him to an encounter with a baby tiger and a German shepherd.

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Photos: Triumph and Heartbreak at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Sports Illustrated photographers captured the emotions of the 2020 Olympic Games


A Look at Team USA’s Biggest Olympic Names

A collection of Sports Illustrated photos of past and present big names of Team USA.


Q&A With Photographers in Tokyo

We asked about the differences in capturing these Olympics.


The Unique Eye of Sports Illustrated Photographers

Sports Illustrated photographers Simon Bruty, Kohjiro Kinno and Erick W. Rasco capture athletes in motion at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


Picks and Fits at the NBA Draft

As players make their leaps to the pros, some use fashion to help introduce themselves to the world.


Best Photos from the Tokyo Olympics

From the Opening Ceremony through each day of competition, here are the top moments and pictures from the Tokyo Summer Olympics.


For Simone Biles Cover, Photographer Focused on 'Confidence' and 'Command'

Kate Powers details her half-hour session with the Olympic gymnast.


How Robotic Cameras Helped Capture Olympic Moments

New technology enabled SI to seemingly be at six places at once.

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Sports Illustrated's Best Photos of Simone Biles

A collection of Sports Illustrated photos of Simone Biles over the course of her gymnastics career.


From Seoul to New York With Ben Johnson

When the Canadian sprinter was stripped of his gold medal in 1988, photographer John Iacono hopped on his plane.


Dennis Rodman and the ‘Rare Bird’ SI Cover

John W. McDonough describes photographing the forward (and his blue macaw).


Covering the U.S. Open From a Paraglider

Donald Miralle got a unique view of Torrey Pines.


How SI Photographed the Men's U.S. Open On and Off the Course

Fred Vuich captured the essence of Oakmont Country Club and the men’s U.S. Open outside of the championship-caliber golfers.


The Best Places to Photograph Baseball Games: Old Stadiums

Wrigley and Fenway provide unique environments for photos.


These Athletes Were Striking Gold Ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics

Peter Read Miller had Jason Kidd and other stars painted in gold.


How SI Snapped an Iconic Photo of Hélio Castroneves's Third Indy 500 Win

It all began with a guy who did the rigging for a ‘Fast & Furious’ movie and a damaged barrier during Danica Patrick’s photoshoot.


Best Moments from the 2021 PGA Championship

Relive the scenes and best moments from the 2021 PGA Championship, where 50-year-old Phil Mickleson captured a history-making sixth major victory.


WNBA Draft Portraits Reveal ‘Bliss and Joy’ of Life-Changing Night

The frenzy of the draft created a “fun challenge” for photographer Taylor Ballantyne.


Sports Illustrated's Classic Photos of Kobe Bryant

Throughout Kobe Bryant's storied career, Sports Illustrated photographers were there to capture some of his greatest moments.


Drew Brees Asked for Prints of This SI Cover

With Brees retiring this offseason, we looked back at some of SI’s iconic images of the quarterback.


Days After Surgery, Hank Aaron Posed for Sports Illustrated

“He was always a man of his word,” Jeffery A. Salter says.


American Pharoah: Capturing the Horse Who Broke the Triple Crown Drought

How Erick W. Rasco shot the chaotic scene at the finish line.


Trevor Lawrence, a Fog Machine and ‘That One Shot That Isn't in That Library'

From assisting shoots to leading them, Kohjiro Kinno shares why he loves photography.


Sports Illustrated's Classic Pictures of Drew Brees

The legendary career of Drew Brees, captured through the lenses of Sports Illustrated photographers.

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Best Moments from the 2021 Masters

From Matsuyama's historic win, to blooming azaleas and NFL QB appearances, here are the best pictures from the 2021 Masters.


Leading Off: Professional Bull Riding Photos

SI's behind-the-scenes look at bull riding's celebration of its rich heritage—and at a slate of riders shaping the present and future.


How a Photographer Captured a ‘Timeless’ Shot of Tiger Woods at the Masters

“Literally, I don't remember even shooting that,” Kohjiro Kinno says.