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May 23, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 22

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 1977

May 23, 1977 | Rick Telander
Overlooking Malibu's movie colony, Pepperdine University sparkles like a country club. Only problem: critics fear it may also be overlooking study for sport

May 23, 1977 | Jerry Cowle
Scrub pine, aspen and khaki army tents covered the hillside that sloped down to a blue mountain lake. Midway up the hill stood a flagpole, with 100 uniformed boy scouts surrounding it. Old Glory...

May 23, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—While Bill Walton's inspired play led Portland's 4-0 blitz of Los Angeles (page 28), Houston took two of three games from Philadelphia to cut the 76er lead to 3-2 in the Eastern...

May 23, 1977
19—drawing by Arnold Roth28, 29—Hank deLespinasse30, 31—Manny Millan32, 33—Heinz Kluetmeier (2), Walter Iooss Jr.34—Heinz Kluetmeier40—illustrations by Dickran Palulian54, 55—Lane Stewart, John...

May 23, 1977
EARVIN JOHNSONLANSING, MICH.A 6'8½" center, Earvin averaged 28.8 points per game and led Everett High to a 27-1 record and the Class A state basketball title. He also captained the U.S. high...

May 23, 1977
THE ONION EATERSir:Thank you for your article on Rick Barry (A Splendid Warrior Who Knows His Onions, May 9). Not only is he the best passing forward in the NBA, but he is also the most complete...

May 23, 1977 | Anita Verschoth
There are perhaps 50 builders of custom-made bicycles in the U.S., but only one of them has been compared to Antonio Stradivari. He is Bill Boston, 30, of Swedesboro, N.J., a rural community of...

May 23, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid

May 23, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid
•Charley Pell, the new football coach at Clemson University: "I demand just one thing from Clemson players and that is attitude. I want them to think as positive as the 85-year-old man who married...

May 23, 1977 | Peter Gammons
With an awesome display of one-upmanship, the glittering Montreal Canadiens left Boston in tatters as they scored their second straight sweep in the final round of the Stanley Cup

May 23, 1977 | Curry Kirkpatrick
And for that matter, the Lakers couldn't handle Bill Walton's Portland teammates either, the speedier, deeper, better-balanced Blazers swarming over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and stunning Los Angeles in...

May 23, 1977
A black eye or the black-eyed Susans—Seattle Slew will get one or the other in the Preakness. Bill Leggett reports from Pimlico on how the undefeated colt fares as he goes after the second leg of...

May 23, 1977 | Sam Moses
Ex-school principal Tom Sneva waited until it counted to break the 200-mph mark at Indianapolis

May 23, 1977 | Kenny Moore

May 23, 1977
Until just recently, parachutists have been using canopies first envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci. But the standard parachute does little more than slow the plummet earthward. Now it is possible to...

May 23, 1977 | Mason Smith

May 23, 1977 | Melvin Maddocks

May 23, 1977 | William Leggett
Among America's prestigious sporting events, none takes up as little time as the Kentucky Derby, which is usually over in two minutes. As an occasion for network television coverage—CBS carried it...

May 23, 1977 | Kent Hannon
Flamboyant Braves owner Ted Turner tried to put a stop to his team's 16-game losing streak by becoming a manager. He lost one more and his seat in the dugout

May 23, 1977 | Jim Kaplan

May 23, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
JIM COLBORN: The Kansas City righthander threw the season's first no-hitter, beating the Rangers 6-0. Although he permitted only two runners to reach base, Colborn called his feat "pure luck. I...

May 23, 1977 | John Underwood
Concluding his inaugural season on the WCT tour, Jimmy Connors unloaded a salvo of winners to defeat the fast-improving Dick Stockton and win the championship

May 23, 1977 | Virginia Kraft
Until recently, collecting antique firearms was rather like buying Picassos or Fabergé eggs—a hobby hardly suited to the man on the street. Take, for example, a 1975 auction at Sotheby Parke...

May 23, 1977 | Frank Deford
While the sun shone bright on my old Kentucky home, Bill Hartack, the rider with the finest record in the Derby, had a single sorry mount at a Hong Kong track

May 23, 1977 | Joe Jares
Chris Marlowe sneered and snarled as always, but his team lost the Nationals

May 23, 1977 | Anita Verschoth
Top high school runner Kevin Byrne is fast closing in on a four-minute mile

May 23, 1977 | Pat Putnam
The bell rang, Bobick stepped out—and became America's great white hopeless

May 23, 1977 | Douglas Looney
"What happens," the man was explaining, "is that Americans invent and develop something, the Russians claim they did it. and the Japanese make money off of it." Then he pushed back from his lunch...

May 23, 1977 | George Gipe
After years of suffering in silence, baseball umpires have started to speak out against fan and player abuse. It's about time, but lest the arbiters get the idea that their troubles arc the...