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May 19, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 20

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Steve Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated May 19, 1997

May 19, 1997 | Leigh Montville
When God Shammgod declared for the NBA draft, one general manager saw the light

May 19, 1997
Nikki TeasleyFREDERICK, MD.Nikki, a 6'1" senior guard for St. John's at Prospect Hall high school, averaged 27.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 4.4 steals to lead the Vikings to a 28-3...

May 19, 1997
Just as Antoine Carr sent Shaquille O'Neal flying, so did the Jan send the Lakers for a loop, winning its conference semifinal series 4-1.

May 19, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the Internet ( To subscribe to CompuServe,...

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
237Playoff games appeared in by NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a record in any U.S. sport.

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Michael Jordan may be the highest-paid athlete on earth, counting salary, bonuses and endorsements, but when it comes to pure prize money, 16-year-old tennis player Martina Hingis takes, well, the...

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Down around Greenville, Miss., Ken Cazalas was known as "the father of the catfish races." Cazalas, the longtime editor of the Delta Democrat Times who died two years ago, started the city's...

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The zoning rights for a $525 million football stadium in San Francisco have been jeopardized because the birthday party of a political consultant who supports the stadium featured dancers from a...

May 19, 1997 | Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Kevin MitchellCleveland Indians outfielder, on why he eats Vick's VapoRub: "My grandmother told me it was good for colds. It sure blows out those sinuses."

May 19, 1997 | Merrell Noden
In his 12-year reign as world chess champion, Garry Kasparov has earned a reputation for both brilliance and aggressiveness. He is widely considered the greatest player in history. But on Sunday...

May 19, 1997 | Austin Murphy

May 19, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

May 19, 1997 | Robert H. Boyle
Identifying avian species in the field, never easy, has just been made tougher

May 19, 1997 | Franz Lidz
As middleweight champ, Gene Fullmer was a brawler with a keen sense of humor

May 19, 1997 | Loren Mooney
Cyclist Greg LeMond finds fast new wheels

May 19, 1997 | Alexander Wolff

May 19, 1997 | Ron Fimrite
May 31, 1971

May 19, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan

May 19, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 5/17

May 19, 1997 | John Walters
The legerdemain of David Blaine is intimate, unadorned and simply eye-popping. For example, during his prime-time special, David Blaine: Street Magic (ABC, Monday, 8 p.m.), magician Blaine...

May 19, 1997 | David Fleming
Groomed by a father who died too soon to see him play in the NBA, Rockets rookie point guard Matt Maloney did his dad proud against the Sonics

May 19, 1997 | Phil Taylor

May 19, 1997 | S.L. Price
Though both teams struggled to score, the Knicks used depth and savvy to take command over the Heat

May 19, 1997 | Michael Silver

May 19, 1997
Unfortunately, athletes today face the choice of using drugs or competing at a disadvantage.STEPHEN P. COURSON, FORMER NFL PLAYER, PITTSBURGH

May 19, 1997 | Tom Verducci

May 19, 1997 | Tim Crothers
Boston is abuzz over its rookie shortstop, Who's toughest, and who's easiest to steal on?, An Expos explosion

May 19, 1997 | Tim Crothers
A catcher's success rate in throwing out base stealers is not as revealing as most baseball statistics, because the pitcher's role in stolen-base attempts is so important. A pitcher must hold...

May 19, 1997 | S.L. Price

May 19, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Will David Duval ever shift into high gear on Sunday, or will he always fall back, as he did in Atlanta?

May 19, 1997
Why Woods Won't Play

May 19, 1997
•JOHN DALY: He's out of rehab, out a sponsor and out of fashion. Here's hoping he's back in control.

May 19, 1997

May 19, 1997 | Patrick Burke
Off Course

May 19, 1997 | Alan Shipnuck