NBA PREVIEW

42 Class in Session

Three superstars share knowledge with three freakishly gifted rookies

By Lee Jenkins

54 LaMarcus Aldridge

An unlikely assist helped snag the high-scoring big man for the Spurs

By Chris Mannix

60 5 Minute Guide

The entertainment rankings: from oohs and aahs to boos and blahs

64 Scouting Reports

From the mouths of scouts and SI's experts: team-by-team breakdowns

FEATURES

PRO FOOTBALL

26 Jets-Patriots

The rebuilt Jets are prepared to face a tough test in New England

By Greg Bishop

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

34 Michigan--Michigan State

The Wolverines' resurgence was seconds from a new peak. Until ...

By Michael Rosenberg

PRO BASKETBALL

38 Lamar Odom

The pain that has long shadowed him caught up with him again

By Lee Jenkins

BASEBALL

104 1975 World Series

How Game 6 forever changed the way we experience sports on TV

By Tom Verducci

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Now

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

14 Scorecard

20 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Rush's starting pitcher, Geddy Lee

24 Faces in the Crowd

116 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Why Stan Van Gundy isn't asking, What if?

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK:

Todd Rosenberg for Sports Illustrated (Timberwolves)

Jeffery A. Salter for Sports Illustrated (Heat)

Robert Seale for Sports Illustrated (Spurs)

Andrew D. Bernstein for Sports Illustrated (Lakers)

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY Greg Nelson for Sports IllustratedTHEY'RE THE 1 Russell Westbrook's hand is healed, a big reason SI is picking OKC to win the West.
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