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May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012

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May 14, 2012

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
JUNIOR SEAU
HORSE RACING
BOXING
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
THE BRYANTS
  • You might assume that Kobe Bryant inherited his talent for basketball and his burning need to dominate from his father, former NBA and Italian league player Joe (Jellybean) Bryant. But Joe and Kobe are substantially different, and while the son got some gifts from his father, he got his fire from an unexpected source

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Editor-in-Chief: John Huey

Editorial Director: Martha Nelson

Chief Executive Officer: Laura Lang

Editor, Time Inc. Sports Group: Terry McDonell

Managing Editor, SI.com: Paul Fichtenbaum

Managing Editor, SI Golf Group: James P. Herre

Assistant Managing Editors: Neil Cohen (SI Presents), Hank Hersch, Christopher Hunt, Mark Mravic, Craig Neff, Christian Stone

Director of Photography: Steve Fine

Creative Director: Christopher Hercik

Senior Editor, Chief of Reporters: Richard Demak

Senior Editors: Mark Bechtel, Trisha Lucey Blackmar, Stephen Cannella, MJ Day (Swimsuit), Dick Friedman, Mark Godich, Jim Gorant (Golf Plus), Stefanie Kaufman (Operations), Kostya P. Kennedy, Richard O'Brien, Diane Smith (Swimsuit)

Senior Contributing Editor: David Bauer

Art Directors: Craig Gartner (SI Presents), Edward P. Truscio

Copy Chief: Gabe Miller

Director of Operations: Robert Kanell

Director of Imaging: Geoffrey A. Michaud

Group Edit Finance Director: Brian Clavell

Senior Writers: Kelli Anderson, Lars Anderson, Chris Ballard, Michael Bamberger, George Dohrmann, David Epstein, Michael Farber, Damon Hack, Lee Jenkins, Peter King, Thomas Lake, Tim Layden, J. Austin Murphy, Dan Patrick, S.L. Price, Michael Rosenberg, Alan Shipnuck, Gary Smith, Phil Taylor, Ian Thomsen, Jim Trotter, Gary Van Sickle, Tom Verducci, Grant Wahl, L. Jon Wertheim, Alexander Wolff

Senior Contributing Writers: Roy Blount Jr., Frank Deford

Associate Editors: Darcie Baum (Swimsuit), Mark Beech, Adam Duerson, Gene Menez, Elizabeth Newman, David Sabino (Statistics)

Staff Writers: Brian Cazeneuve, Albert Chen, Seth Davis, Chris Mannix, Ben Reiter, Melissa Segura

Deputy Chief of Reporters: Lawrence Mondi

Writer-Reporters: Sarah Kwak, Andrew Lawrence, Rick Lipsey, Elizabeth McGarr, Julia Morrill, Rebecca Sun, Pablo S. Torre

Reporters: Kelvin C. Bias, Matt Gagne, Rebecca Shore

Research Assistant: Janine Berey (Swimsuit)

Photography Editor: James K. Colton

Deputy Photography Editors: George G. Washington, Erick Rasco (Technology)

Photography: Claire Bourgeois, Nate Gordon, Miriam Marseu, Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli, Jeffrey Weig (Picture Editors); Linda Bonenfant, Jennifer R. Grad, Cristina Scalet, Kari Stein (Associate Editors); Carlos Miguel Saavedra (Assistant Editor); Daniel Jimenez

Photographers: Robert Beck, John Biever, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, Walter Iooss Jr., David E. Klutho, Bob Martin, John W. McDonough, Peter Read Miller, Damian Strohmeyer, Al Tielemans

Design: Eric Marquard, Karen Meneghin, Stephen Skalocky, Jay Soysal, Liana Zamora (Deputy Art Directors); Dwayne Bernard, Josh Denkin (Designers)

Copy Chief, Special Projects: Pamela Ann Roberts

Copy Desk: Richard McAdams (Deputy); Robert G. Dunn, Jill Jaroff, A. Denis Johnston, Kevin Kerr, Nancy Ramsey, Anthony Scheitinger, John M. Shostrom (Copy Editors); Helen Wilson (Editorial Assistant)

Technology Support: Larry Corby (Associate Director); David Matinho (Manager); Joseph Babich, Paolo Betancourth, Ginny Gilroy, Josset Rawle, Edward Schuessler, Mike Wolf

Operations: Luisa Durante, Kerith C. Foley (Associate Directors); Mitch Getz, Valerie Langston, Abigail Pellegrino, Rohini Persaud, Jennifer Putrelo, Donald Stone (Managers); Meridith Haines, (Assistant Manager); Meredith Ray, Juanita Weems (Associates)

Imaging: Dan Larkin, Robert M. Thompson (Managers)

Library: Joy Birdsong (Manager); Susan Szeliga

Special Contributors: Walter Bingham, Robert H. Boyle, John Ed Bradley, Robert W. Creamer, Bill Eppridge, Rob Fleder, John Garrity, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Richard Hoffer, Steven Hoffman, John Iacono, Lynn Johnson, Heinz Kluetmeier, Neil Leifer, Jack McCallum, Pierre McGuire, Manny Millan, Bill Scheft, John Schulian, Chuck Solomon, E.M. Swift

SI.com: Adam Levine, B.J. Schecter (Executive Editors); Dan George (Supervising Producer); Ryan Hunt (News Director); Jen Chang, Bobby Clay, Richard Deitsch, Brad Weinstein (Senior Editors); Bill Trocchi (Deputy Supervising Producer); Lonny Krasnow, Cory McCartney, Andrew Perloff, Jimmy Traina (Senior Producers); Andy Gray (Special Projects Producer); Paul Forrester, Bryan A. Graham, Nicki Jhabvala, Ted Keith, Jeffrey Lewis, Tom Mantzouranis, John Rolfe, Mallory Rubin, Chris Sesno (Producers); Matt Dollinger, Ben Eagle, Amanda Younger, Nick Zaccardi (Associate Producers); Don Banks, Stewart Mandel, Andy Staples, Luke Winn (Senior Writers); Joe Lemire (Staff Writer); Chris Heine (Design Director); Randall Grant (Senior Designer); John Blackmar (Photo Director); David Kaye (Senior Photo Producer); Shamika Brown (Project Manager); Susan Chan (Webmaster); Theresa Fitzpatrick (Executive Assistant)

Video: Ian Orefice (Executive Producer); Maggie Gray (Anchor); Jenny Brown, Collin Orcutt (Producers); John DePetro (Production Assistant)

Golf.com: Charlie Hanger (Executive Editor); Christopher Shade (Executive Producer); David Dusek (Deputy Editor); Ryan Reiterman, Jeff Ritter (Senior Producers); Kevin Cunningham (Associate Producer)

SI Kids: Bob Der (Managing Editor and Publisher); Beth Power Bugler (Creative Director); Justin Tejada (Assistant Managing Editor); Sachin Shenolikar, Andrea Woo (Senior Editors); Kirsten Sorton (Senior Designer); Annmarie Avila (Assistant Photo Editor); Gary Gramling (Associate Editor): Christina Tapper (Writer-Reporter); Jeremy Repanich (Reporter-Producer); Bill Hinds (Special Contributor); Marilyn Goldman (Print/Digital Project Manager)

Letters: Liz Greco

Administration: Joan Rosinsky, Leon Avelino, Tracy Mothershed

President, Time Inc. Sports Group: Mark Ford

Vice President, Publisher: Frank Wall

Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing: Nate Simmons

Vice President, Business Development: Julie Souza

Vice President, Communications and Development: Scott Novak

Associate Publisher, Marketing and Creative Services: Charles Saunders

Senior Vice President, Finance: Elissa Fishman

Vice President, Finance: Peter Greer

Vice President, Consumer Marketing: Ann Marie Doherty

Vice President, Operations: Brooke Twyford

Legal: Judith R. Margolin

Human Resources: Liz Mattila

Time Inc.

Executive Vice Presidents: Howard M. Averill, Paul J. Caine, Teri Everett, Mark Ford, Stephanie George, Greg Giangrande, Steve Sachs, Evelyn Webster

Branded Solutions: Leslie Picard (President); Cyrus Beagley (Senior Vice President, General Manager); Peter Bauer, Dave Watt, (Vice Presidents); Tim Reisen (Vice President, Detroit); Cara Deoul Perl (Vice President, Creative Director); Kristen Jones Connell (Vice President, Marketing & Communications); Mary Haskin (Vice President, Marketing & Sales Development); Aaron Gallagher (Vice President, Digital); Mary Wojciechowski (Vice President, Database Marketing)

Research & Insights: Betsy Frank (Chief Research & Insights Officer); Caryn Klein (Vice President, Business Research & Insights)

Information Technology: Mitchell A. Klaif (CIO and Senior Vice President); Agatha M. Cutrone, Abe Cytryn, Robert Duran, Timothy Mummers, Ben Ramadan, Annabelle Soper, Jimmie Tomei (Vice Presidents)