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NBA PLAYOFFS

36 TIM DUNCAN

He's the most successful player of his generation, so why haven't you fallen for him? The reasons aren't all black-and-white

BY CHRIS BALLARD

BASEBALL

44 ERIC HOSMER

Young stars are signing rich contracts with unprecedented urgency. When will one of the sport's crown jewels get his?

BY ALBERT CHEN

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

52 JOHN TORTORELLA

Molded in their coach's own driven and confrontational image, the Rangers roared into the conference finals

BY MICHAEL FARBER

MARTIN BRODEUR BY SARAH KWAK

OLYMPICS

56 SEBASTIAN COE

A lord and a legend, the Olympic hero is the upbeat face and driving force of this summer's London Games

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

BONUS

62 JABARI PARKER

The best high school basketball player since LeBron James might have an obstacle on his path to instant NBA stardom: his faith

BY JEFF BENEDICT

DEPARTMENTS

2 Si Digital

4 Leading Off

11 The Mail

15 Scorecard

From high above the field, the sounds of subtlety

22 Just My Type

Big Ben, the graduate

BY DAN PATRICK

24 Faces in the Crowd

28 Inside ...

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68 Point After

Stop the Flop in the NBA

BY PHIL TAYLOR

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DEANNE FITZMAURICE (PARKER), JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (DUNCAN)

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PHOTOBOB ROSATOPLAYING THE NUMBERS At 36, the Spurs' center is trying to get back to the Finals for the fifth time. TWO PHOTOS

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