THE STARS ARE READY
No teams in professional sport are more dependent on their best individual performers than those in the NBA. As the new basketball season begins the hopes of every team—which are analyzed here—rest substantially on the club's representative in the elite group above. At rear (left to right) are Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Bailey Howell and Oscar Robertson. In front are Dolph Schayes, Walt Bellamy, Richie Guerin and Bob Pettit.