third baseman Pedro Alvarez, Florida State catcher Buster Posey or Griffin
(Ga.) High shortstop Tim Beckham go No. 1 Follow every pick in the MLB draft on
Thursday with SI.com's live tracker and read Tom Verducci's analysis on changes
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its fifth annual Fortunate 50, a list of the highest earners in sports based on
salary and endorsements. Once again, Tiger Woods blew away the field, hauling
in a record $127,902,706. Also read SI.com staff writer Jonah Freedman's essay
on today's movers and shakers.
gallery of future top earners at SI.com/photos.
The Celtics and
the Lakers have squared off 10 times in the NBA Finals. In the Feb. 25,1963
issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, writer William Leggett depicted the tension
between a veteran Boston team and frisky L.A.
THE Lakers come
from places like Brooklyn, Gary, Ind., and Cabin Creek, W.Va., but they have
all developed a distinctive, exuberant flair, the kind of thing Bostonians by
nature don't like. Elgin Baylor, the Lakers' star, looked out on the court and
saw three Celtics—Sam Jones, Clyde Lovellette and Dan Swartz—starting to
practice. Baylor unbuttoned his magnificent raglan overcoat with the red
lining, took a penny from his pocket and tossed it at the Celtics—the gesture
that bored customers once used to drive bad vaudeville acts off the stage.
Baylor then turned and walked to his dressing room with a confident smile on
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