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March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

INBOX
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  • The tiny Spanish island of Gran Canaria is home to a tour operator that handles college basketball teams' off-season trips—and to an academy that DEVELOPS PROSPECTS. Is there a link between booking tours and landing recruits?

NBA
  • Distant and accessible to only a few, the game's most dominant defender and underrated superstar desperately cultivates greatness, if not an image. He also is giving a second wind to the Spurs' dynasty, the best bet to unseat the Warriors

Patrick Kane
  • On the ice, it all comes so easily for Patrick Kane. Life off it is more complicated, whether he's behaving immaturely—or worse—or navigating a hometown that bred him to be the best but can also bring out his worst

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This is an article from the March 14, 2016 issue

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

34 NCAA Tournament Preview, Part 1

Parity rules this March ... but these four teams have the best shot at survival

SPECIAL REPORT

44 Foreign Trade

The strange overlap between a college hoops tour-booking company and overseas recruiting

By Luke Winn

NBA

52 Kawhi Leonard

The NBA's most underrated superstar is interested in greatness—not stardom

By Lee Jenkins

NHL

60 Patrick Kane

On the ice it all comes easily for the Blackhawks' star. Life off it is more complicated

By S. L. Price

DEPARTMENTS

8 SI DIGITAL

10 INBOX

12 LEADING OFF

19 SCORECARD

28 FACES IN THE CROWD

30 JUST MY TYPE

Dan Patrick: Damian Lillard on how he would improve the three (Hint: Add a point)

72 POINT AFTER

Michael Rosenberg: A father and son get one last basketball memory

SI has regional covers this week: Greg Nelson for Sports Illustrated (Leonard); Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images (Kane)

PHOTOPhotograph by Peter G. Aiken/Getty ImagesWANNA DANCE? Guard Frank Mason III and the Jayhawks are ranked No. 1, but will they live up to that billing in the Tournament?