18
MOST VALUABLE PERSON
Magic Johnson was the top NBA All-Star on the floor and off
BY JACK McCALLUM

22

A CRUSHING VERDICT
An Indianapolis jury found fighter Mike Tyson guilty of rape
BY WILLIAM NACK

The same fury that brought Mike Tyson glory brought him shame
BY RICHARD HOFFER

XVI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

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From the start the Albertville Games had a little extra to offer
BY E.M. SWIFT

Patrick Ortlieb of Austria did a face job in the men's downhill
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

Bonnie Blair got the first U.S. gold, in women's speed skating
BY SALLY JENKINS

U.S. luge hope Duncan Kennedy slid every way except loose
BY E.M. SWIFT

The hot new technique for ski jumpers is the V, as in victory
BY STEVE RUSHIN

60
MACLEAN DELUXE
Don MacLean is about to become UCLA's alltime leading scorer
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

66
GAME BOY
Braves hero Steve Avery is just another playful kid on the block
BY STEVE RUSHIN

80
A SEVEN-FOOTER FROM TIMBUKTU
And other tall tales of the African Olympic basketball trials
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

72
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

76
PRO BASKETBALL

97
FOR THE RECORD

98
POINT AFTER

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERAnd Away We Go!: The Winter Olympics got off to a fast start, with a dramatic men's downhill in Val d'Isère, as did the skier here, Markus Wasmeier of Germany, who shot down La Face de Bellevarde fast—but not fast enough. He finished fourth, missing a medal by a mere .15 of a second (page 36).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)