Lineup

June 08, 2008

FEATURES

NBA FINALS

36 The Rivalry
It's been 21 years since the Celtics and Lakers last met for the title, but who can forget all their great games and bad blood
By Jack McCallum
• Boston's defense never rests

BASEBALL

44 Alaska Pipeline
A no-frills league has funneled more than 400 college players into the majors
By Luke Winn
• SI's 71-day minor league journey

STANLEY CUP FINALS

56 Spreading Wings
What a Euro influence did for Detroit
By Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

60 Unlikely Candidate
A new agent of change at Oregon State
By George Dohrmann

TRACK AND FIELD

64 Lightning Bolt
Usain Bolt smashed the 100-meter record
By Tim Layden

Simply the Best

Off the golf course she may go unrecognized, but that's fine with Lorena Ochoa, who has only wanted to be No. 1 in her sport
BY ALAN SHIPNUCK
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Departments

12 Leading Off

18 Letters

22 Players
• The problematic Big Brown
• Another BALCO figure falls
• First Person: Deanna Nolan

32 Faces in the Crowd

34 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Pete Rose's Hall of Fame picks

82 Point After
From the U.S. to Kabul, potlucks to pock marks, Afghan hoops endures
by Chris Ballard

Inside ...

78 Tennis
• U.S. getting the hang of clay?

80 Baseball
• The White Sox' outfield heist

PHOTORICHARD MACKSON (CELTICS-LAKERS)36 THE WAY THEY WERE As the Celtics' Kevin McHale (32) and Dennis Johnson showed in the 1985 Finals against the Lakers' Bob McAdoo (11) and Magic Johnson, hard feelings between the teams were easy to come by. PHOTOROBERT BECK (OCHOA)

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