CONTENTS

June 02, 1991

20
MEARS TO THE FOUR
Rick Mears bided his time until the late going, then hammered his way to a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory
BY SAM MOSES

26
NBA PLAYOFFS

The newly assertive Chicago Bulls roared into the Finals by sweeping the defending champ Detroit Pistons
BY JACK McCALLUM

The Lakers thrashed the Blazers on Sunday to take a three-games-to-one lead in the Western finals
BY HANK HERSCH

36
ON TOP AT LAST
After the Pittsburgh Penguins waited 23 years and Mario Lemieux seven, both are Stanley Cup champs
BY JAY GREENBERG

45
STRANGE, BUT TRUE
The surprising Texas Rangers, winners of 13 straight, found themselves atop the American League West
BY TIM KURKJIAN

50
YOU (BLEEP)!
The fans' taunting of today's big-bucks athletes keeps getting more and more vile. The reasons are many and varied
BY NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF

58
THE CAN'S A NEW MAN
Following years of turmoil in Boston, Oil Can Boyd has found peace of mind with the Montreal Expos
BY E.M. SWIFT

74
FROM CORNED BEEF TO CAVIAR
NBA commissioner David Stern took a downwardly mobile basketball league and made it megarich
BY E.M. SWIFT

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

15
SCORECARD

66
BASEBALL

92
FOR THE RECORD

94
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN

PHOTOMANNY MILLANSlammed!: That noted gorilla-dunker Will Perdue of the Bulls swings from the rim after jamming in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoff finals and apparently putting Pistons James Edwards (53) and Dennis Rodman in shock, a state defending champion Detroit found itself in throughout the series (page 26).

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