High and Mighty
The Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns should rise above the rest and play for the title
Diary of A Deal
Can't anybody hit the open jumper anymore? Today's young NBA gum are tiring blanks—and wounding the game
Oh, What a Feeling!
The Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller recalls last spring's most memorable quarter, shot by unerring shot
A New Ball Game
Isiah Thomas has gone directly from the hardwood to the hard job of running the expansion Toronto Raptors
Believe it or not, Larry Brown is getting comfortable in Indiana—which means the Pacers will settle in atop the division standings
With the arrival of Horace Grant and Brian Shaw, will gifted Orlando now have enough magic to unseat the Knicks?
The Suns have new talent and the Blazers a new coach, and that rumbling—or grumbling?—sound you hear is the Sonics
In the NBA's most powerful division, the champion Houston Rockets are looking to win the one thing they didn't last season: respect
Dikembe Mutombo, the outgoing Nugget center, makes a big impression in the paint and in faraway lands
SI 40th Anniversary
A Truly Tall Tale
This 1989 SI Classic took the measure of 7'5" Chuck Nevitt, the NBA's funniest 12th man
We Love This Game, but...
...there are some sights and sounds in the in-your-face NBA we could live without