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Inside the UVA Lacrosse Killing

by L. Jon Wertheim

P. 28

Dallas Braden Is Perfect

by Tom Verducci

P. 36

SPECIAL REPORT

The Genetic Makings Of an Athlete

by David Epstein

P. 53

GOOD OLD SHAQ

Can He Deliver a Ring to the King?

By CHRIS BALLARD

P. 46

PHOTOON THE COVER Photograph by Michael O'Neill (Shaq) ILLUSTRATIONIllustration by Bryan Christie