FOR JUNE 1, 2015
LeBron James (page 30) is a two-time NBA champion, four-time league MVP and the game's best player, averaging 27.9 points and 10.5 rebounds in the playoffs. Stephen Curry (page 33) is the 2014--15 MVP and the best shooter on the planet, averaging 29.9 points and shooting 44.8% from three-point range this postseason. So who has the edge if these two meet in the Finals? Go to SI.com/nbaplayoffs for predictions from our hoops experts and for complete postseason coverage, including breakdowns and analysis of every game, plus Chris Ballard's look at the unconventional post defense on display in the 2015 playoffs.
June 1, 2015
Sign of The Times?
From the SI Vault May 25, 1992
Twenty-three years ago, Larry Bird's career may have ended when the Cavs eliminated the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals
By Jack McCallum
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2015 French Open
For the second Grand Slam of the tennis season, SI.com has partnered with IBM to create data-driven visualizations and to illustrate all the action from Paris. For two weeks SI.com and IBM will bring the French Open to life in the second-most engaging way possible. (Of course, courtside at Roland Garros is still best.) To learn more, go to si.com/french-open-data
1 A Top 10 Moment
Peyton Manning's tribute to David Letterman
2 Feeling It
For a roundup of last week's most popular stories on SI.com, including retired MMA fighter Julie Kedzie on how it feels to cut weight before a fight, go to SI.com/topstories
3 NBA Mock Draft 2.0
With the lottery over, who will be picked first? What will the Knicks do?
4 Still Cruising
Mario Andretti's business ventures are thriving
5 Mommy for Hire
How Jim Harbaugh hired a team mom for Michigan
As successful as many athletes are on the field, some find greater success after they retire. To see videos of athletes turned business leaders, go to SI.com/pro-files, a series from the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and FORTUNE.