LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Catching Fire
Smart free-agent signings and a strong farm system have the Dodgers off to a fast start that will have legs
NBA PLAYOFFS
WHAT A SHOW (WHAT ABOUT KEVIN?)
The first-round series between Boston and Chicago proved to be a first-class fight as the upstart Bulls played without fear and the Celtics struggled to mount a title defense with one superstar very notably absent
BASEBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
Bricks in The Wall
For new regimes, the draft was a chance to put their blueprints to work. Case in point: Kansas City, whose Super Bowl--tested management set about building Patriots West
Decisive Moves
Last weekend's bold dealing and drafting set up some teams for immediate improvement (though some unhappy vets were left stewing)
NHL PLAYOFFS
Freaky Good
The Canucks' Daniel and Henrik Sedin are beyond symbiotic: They skate on the same line, score the same number of points and play identity tricks on refs. They're also in the second round, so who cares if their coach can't tell them apart?
SURFING
Ready For The Next Wave
Kelly Slater is winning world titles again—a record nine and counting—and planning to bring his sport to the masses. But before he could do that, the uneasy rider had to solve the nagging mystery of why he surfed
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week
The Vault
EXCERPT From Sports Illustrated May 9, 1983