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Feb. 25, 2013
Feb. 25, 2013

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Feb. 25, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
LAKERS CHAOS
  • MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEASON, THE CAN'T-LOSE LAKERS ARE A TOTAL MESS, FOUR GAMES BELOW .500. IN THIS TOWN OF EPIC DISASTER FLICKS, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT COACH MIKE D'ANTONI PLAYS SCRIPT DOCTOR AND TURNS THIS FIASCO INTO A COMEBACK STORY?

ENCORE! ENCORE!
RONDO
  • Rondo 56

    What can Rajon Rondo do next? Lead the league in triple doubles (again). Average more assists than anyone (again). And maybe prove that his team is not better off without him. Oh yeah—and do it all after rehabbing a torn ACL

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PRO BASKETBALL

34 The Lakers

In a town of epic disaster flicks, what are the chances that Mike D'Antoni can play script doctor and turn this fiasco into a comeback story?

BY JACK MCCALLUM

ENCORE! ENCORE!

BASEBALL

42 BRYCE HARPER

After a historic rookie season, the phenom and the rest of his rookie class will try to avoid the sophomore slump

BY TOM VERDUCCI

Spring Story Lines

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

52 KEVIN PARROM

The swingman has rebounded from tragedy, injury and a shooting. After all that, providing big plays for Arizona is a snap

BY KELLI ANDERSON

PRO BASKETBALL

56 RAJON RONDO

For his next trick, the Celtics' guard will try to show that his team isn't better off without him—after rehabbing his knee

BY LEE JENKINS

The Rose Watch

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

13 Scorecard

The Pistorius myth

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Robin Williams's dream sports flick

BY DAN PATRICK

26 NASCAR

2013 preview

64 Point After

Another chance for Michael Vick? Why?

BY PHIL TAYLOR

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY

PHOTOMATT SLOCUM/AP (YANKEES)A SPRING IN THEIR STEP Fortysomething pitchers Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera (second and third from left) were happy campers in Tampa on Feb. 13, when the Yankees reported for their first workout.