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?Slowly but surely, Suns forward Shawn Marion (right)
is building a Hall of Fame--worthy career, notes NBA insider Ian Thomsen. At
week's end the 6'7" Marion, a two-time All-Star in his seventh year out of
UNLV, was averaging a career-best 21.5 points and ranked third in the league
with 11.9 rebounds a game. Get the lowdown on the Matrix at SI.com/nba.
?In his new book, To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy
Forever ( HarperCollins, Feb. 28, $24.95), lifelong Tar Heels fan Will Blythe
examines the grudge match between Duke and North Carolina, which resumes in
earnest with their Feb. 7 showdown in Chapel Hill. Go to
SI.com/collegebasketball to read an excerpt of Blythe's behind-the-scenes look
at one of the most-heated rivalries in sports.
?With only one month left before March Madness, who's
the leading candidate for player of the year? Duke guard J.J. Redick? Gonzaga
forward Adam Morrison (right)? And which under-the-radar players are poised to
become household names in the postseason? Find out the answers to these
questions and more in the midseason report at SI.com/collegebasketball.
?Visit SI.com/nfl for all things Super Bowl, including
a photo gallery, Dr. Z's insight into the key plays of the game, Don Banks's
Snap Judgments and Peter King's analysis in Monday Morning Quarterback.
?Check out daily coverage of the Winter Games at
SI.com/olympics, including photos, previews and Richard Deitsch's blog.