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The Lineup

May 31, 2004
May 31, 2004

Table of Contents
May 31, 2004

NBA Playoffs

The Lineup

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the May 31, 2004 issue

4 Leading Off

12 Catching Up With...

14 Letters
A debate on...golf in Montana?

17 Air and Space
On Lakers, Wolves, Caligula and Groucho by Steve Rushin

19 Scorecard
--Go back to college, Dream Team
--Sports lawyers' schmooze-fest
--Andre Agassi, French toast
--The Show: NASCAR cheesecake

29 Faces in the Crowd

92 The Life of Reilly
Want to feel old and square? Play golf with Michelle Wie
by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

32 Diamond District
From Brooklyn to Buffalo, New York's summer game of choice is
minor league baseball
by Franz Lidz

INSIDE...

72 Baseball
--A-Rod trade: Everybody won
--The Big Unit's perfecto

74 College Basketball
--Kentucky bags top recruits

75 Olympic Sports
--Rulon Gardner going to Games

76 Motor Sports
--Bet on Hornish in the 500
--Busch crash burns Biffle

NBA PLAYOFFS

40 Give 'Em Howl
Kevin Garnett and the T-Wolves clawed their way back into the
Western finals against the Lakers
by Jack McCallum

STANLEY CUP FINALS

48 The Great Iginla
He is Calgary's secret superstar and the sweetheart of the
finals. But can Jarome Iginla rescue the NHL?
by Michael Farber

OLYMPICS

52 Clean or Not?
The U.S. track and field team could be decimated by a crackdown
on performance-enhancing drugs
by George Dohrmann

PRO FOOTBALL

56 The Space Cowboys
Even Joe Gibbs admits that he and his coaching cronies may be
crazy for returning to the Redskins
by Michael Silver

CHESS

62 Con Games
At a New Jersey maximum-security penitentiary, 32 felons competed
for the prison chess championship and the chance to test their
wits against an Ivy League whiz kid
by Michael Bamberger

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER
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COVER FLAP PHOTO: MEL LEVINE

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COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN THREE, CHEERS Reggie Miller (31) roused Pacers fans with awin-clinching trey in Game 1 (page 44).