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July 02, 2012
July 02, 2012

Table of Contents
July 2, 2012

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
LEBRON JAMES
NBA DRAFT
BASEBALL
1992 DREAM TEAM
Departments

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NBA FINALS

34 LEBRON JAMES

It was harder than he ever expected, but with a bravura performance in the postseason, the King made good on his vow to bring a title to South Beach

BY LEE JENKINS

NBA DRAFT

42 ROYCE WHITE

A top prospect's mental disorder raises the question, How much risk are teams willing to accept?

BY PABLO S. TORRE

BASEBALL

46 GIANCARLO STANTON

The Marlins slugger has left an unmistakable imprint—on scouts, not to mention on countless outfield walls

BY ALBERT CHEN

POWER OUTAGE AMONG THE YOUNG

CYCLING

50 TOUR DE FRANCE

Are you so over bike racing? As the sport prepares for the Tour and the Olympics, give it another chance

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

OLYMPICS

52 THE DREAM TEAM

The toughest competition faced by the best team in basketball history was, in fact, its own: at a closed scrimmage in Monaco

BY JACK MCCALLUM

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

12 The Mail

15 Scorecard

Twice the tennis treasure

20 Just My Type

Dale Jr. on being a mechanic

BY DAN PATRICK

22 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

Olympics

MLB

NHL

Soccer

64 Point After

The good to emerge from the Jerry Sandusky case

BY PHIL TAYLOR

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY GREGORY HEISLER

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PHOTOGREG NELSONHEAT ENGINE LeBron James was the point man in Miami's Game 5 win over Oklahoma City, which clinched the NBA title.PHOTO