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This is an article from the June 9, 2008 issue
Fire on Ice
This week, SI.comhas complete coverage of the Stanley Cup finals, with a championship wrap-upand a preview of what's in store for the NHL in the off-season. Also get...
• Blogs by ourfirst line of hockey experts
• Allan Muir'stake on the future for center Sidney Crosby and the Penguins franchise
• Sarah Kwak'slook at playoff media coverage and why the TV ratings spiked
• Photo galleryof Detroit's alltime roster
CHECK OUT PHOTOGALLERIES OF EACH ROUND OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS AT SI.COM/PHOTOS.
Will Vanderbiltthird baseman Pedro Alvarez, Florida State catcher Buster Posey or Griffin(Ga.) High shortstop Tim Beckham go No. 1 Follow every pick in the MLB draft onThursday with SI.com's live tracker and read Tom Verducci's analysis on changesin draft strategy.
> Dailybaseball news and scores at SI.com/MLB.
They're in TheMoney
Sl.com presentsits fifth annual Fortunate 50, a list of the highest earners in sports based onsalary and endorsements. Once again, Tiger Woods blew away the field, haulingin a record $127,902,706. Also read SI.com staff writer Jonah Freedman's essayon today's movers and shakers.
> Photogallery of future top earners at SI.com/photos.
The Celtics andthe Lakers have squared off 10 times in the NBA Finals. In the Feb. 25,1963issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, writer William Leggett depicted the tensionbetween a veteran Boston team and frisky L.A.
THE Lakers comefrom places like Brooklyn, Gary, Ind., and Cabin Creek, W.Va., but they haveall developed a distinctive, exuberant flair, the kind of thing Bostonians bynature don't like. Elgin Baylor, the Lakers' star, looked out on the court andsaw three Celtics—Sam Jones, Clyde Lovellette and Dan Swartz—starting topractice. Baylor unbuttoned his magnificent raglan overcoat with the redlining, took a penny from his pocket and tossed it at the Celtics—the gesturethat bored customers once used to drive bad vaudeville acts off the stage.Baylor then turned and walked to his dressing room with a confident smile onhis face.
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INSET PHOTOS:Greg Nelson (Bryant); Bob Rosato (Garnett)
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