Ian Thomsen

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July 19, 2010

The Plot Starts Here ... Showtime Starts Here

How LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to join Dwyane Wade in Miami.

Nov. 07, 2005

Sneak Preview

Lessons from the preseason: The Bucks are bigger (and better), the Suns won't miss a beat and the Bulls need big help

Nov. 24, 2003

Scout's Take

On the NBA's offensive doldrums (at week's end teams were averaging 91.4 points, a drop of 3.7 per game from last season, and shooting ...

Feb. 18, 2008

Honor Roll

SI's midseason awards have a decidedly Boston flavor

Dec. 29, 2008

Help Wanted

With teams' needs becoming obvious, here are five trades that should be made before the February deadline

Aug. 20, 2012

Glory Days

It was just like old times as the U.S. won a second straight gold medal, bringing an end to the Coach K era and affirming which team is the best ...

Sept. 16, 2002

Inside Basketball

World Weary Three losses in the worlds exposed fundamental flaws in the U.S. team It was hard deciding which was stranger: the Dream ...

Jan. 31, 1994

Katarina Witt

The ice was like a flattened, frozen cloud last Saturday, and one by one the other skaters, their warmups finished, left it to the heavenly Katarina ...

Jan. 22, 2007


In the Hunt After struggling for nearly two months, New Jersey is showing signs that it still has what it takes to be a force in the East HIS ...

Feb. 19, 2007


Trophy Cases As the league takes its annual midwinter break, SI examines the major-award front-runners and who they'll have to beat IT WAS ...

Nov. 30, 1998

Inside Tennis

Lioness in WinterSteffi Graf may be near the end of her career, but she's hardlytoothless Steffi Graf, who will turn 30 before her next Wimbledon, ...

Feb. 06, 2006

On The Block

A crucial date to determine the Sonics' future in Seattle looms, and the team's owner says he's prepared for the worst

April 13, 2009

Ronnie Being Ronnie

And that's just fine with the Rockets. As his abundant personality quirks have grown more amusing than alarming, Ron Artest has become—of all things—a stabilizing force

Nov. 15, 2004

Meanwhile, in Miami ...

Aside from a nagging hamstring injury, Shaquille O'Neal is adjusting to life with the Heat quite nicely, thank you

Dec. 26, 2011


A new Western power will topple the champs, but the Heat is the team to beat.

July 27, 2009

Ron Wants a Ring

By signing a (somewhat) matured Ron Artest, the Lakers made the coolest move of what has been a sizzling off-season

Nov. 14, 2005

Say It Ain't Slow

Looks like the end of the run for the Kings, who have reined in their up-tempo attack to accommodate Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Dec. 11, 2006

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

HARD-HITTING PRACTICES It's no accident that Eric Musselman runs Kings practices like an NFL team's, with players breaking off into groups ...