- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
"I would like nothing more than to see a Dream Game become reality and not just a work of fiction."
I understand that McCallum couldn't include every detail of the game between Dream Teams I and II, but to omit John Stockton's contribution to the original Dream Teamers' win was inexcusable. Two minutes into the third quarter Magic Johnson, taking an outlet pass to start the break, collided with Dan Majerle and turned his ankle. While the trainers worked on Magic, Stockton got the call from coach Chuck Daly.
Stockton, who had seen limited action at the Barcelona Games because of a broken leg, ignited Dream Team I's third-quarter charge. Leading the break, dishing right to Charles Barkley and left to Karl Malone, Stockton finished the quarter with two steals, a three-pointer and nine assists, four of them to the sure-to-deliver Malone. With the score tied at 86, a rested Magic returned to start the fourth quarter, and the rest is (pre)history.
Dream On is one of the most entertaining articles I've read in my 12 years of getting SI. I have just one question, though. Where's the box score for this ultimate fantasy game?
•We regret the omission. Here it is at right.—ED.
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]
I appreciated the depth with which you explored the incident that led to the charge of unintentional manslaughter against hockey player Jim Boni in Italy (A Cruel Blow, Dec. 6). But I was surprised by your statement, "The case...was the first instance anywhere in the world of a hockey player being charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal injury that occurred during a game." My research discloses three such cases in Canada alone.
The first is described in the November/December 1988 issue of Inside Hockey: "Feb. 24, 1905—Allan Loney of Maxville, Ont., hits Alcinda Laurin of Alexandria, Ont., during an amateur exhibition game. Laurin dies instantly of a skull fracture and Loney is charged with murder in response to a complaint by Laurin's brother. Verdict: Not guilty, although Loney spends four weeks in jail without bail during the trial."