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October 29, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 17

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated October 29, 2001

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
COMING OCTOBER 30, 2001

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
THE NEW RULES, WHICH ALLOW MORE DOUBLE-TEAMING, MAY WELL SPELL DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR THE 76ERS' STAR

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
THE GRIZZLIES HAVE BET THEIR FUTURE THAT PAU GASOL IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOREIGN STAR

October 29, 2001
HOW WE RANK THEM

October 29, 2001
For NBA team pages, schedules, stats and rosters, plus the latest news and analysis from Jack McCallum and Marty Burns, go to cnnsi.com/basketball. For a complete list of PVRs by position, go to...

October 29, 2001
We ranked the NBA's players from 1 (the best) to 348 based on our projections of their statistical production this season. The categories considered were points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked...

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
No question, this is now Tracy's Team. But with Grant Hill back, the question is, Who's going to stop them?

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Magic

October 29, 2001
Tank TreadsStanford's Tank Williams lowers the boom on Joey Harrington during the Cardinal's 49-42 upset of Oregon (page 60).

October 29, 2001 | Marty Burns
This up-and-coming bunch came within a game of the conference title last season. Can it take the final step?

October 29, 2001 | Marty Burns
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Bucks

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Scoring? Check. Defense? Check. Coaching? Check. All that's left is for injuries to heal and the jellin' to start

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
an opposing team's scout sizes up the 76ers

October 29, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
Surrounded by a young and deep supporting cast, Hakeem can dream about another shot at a championship

October 29, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Raptors

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Bulked up but still bothered by injuries, Marcus Camby remains the center of attention on a thin front line

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Knicks

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Can Jordan pull off his greatest act of wizardry by carrying this mediocre crew to the postseason?

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Wizards

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
It's a team on the move, maybe deep into the playoffs this season, perhaps to a new city by the start of the next

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Hornets

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
The crew that failed in the postseason is gone. Now comes a younger team that might not even make it that far

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Heat

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Thanks to an infusion of frontline talent, the playoffs no longer seem to be such a tall order

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Hawks

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Summer school is over; it's time for Jonathan Bender and Al Harrington to show the world what they learned

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Pacers

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Has Antoine Walker finally learned that victories, and not a slew of showy stats, are the real measure of a star?

October 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Celtics

October 29, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
The mending of fractured legs and of a fractious locker room offers hope that the worst is over for a hard-luck team

October 29, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Nets

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
A franchise that has been continually hobbled by bad feet needs, more than anything, to keep its big men vertical

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Cavaliers

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Yes, they have Stack, but the rebuilding of this franchise has a foundation named Ben Wallace

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Pistons

October 29, 2001 | Marty Burns
The good news for a team that won 15 games and is banking on two teenagers? There's nowhere to go but up

October 29, 2001 | Marty Burns
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Bulls

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
It may take time to work in the new cast members, but this show will have a familiar ending: a parade in June

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Lakers

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
This club is still stinging from a nasty playoff sweep by the Lakers. Will that make the Spurs better, or worse?

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Spurs

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
In the skilled—and well-scrubbed—hands of Mike Bibby, the league's most explosive offense will be even better

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Kings

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
With an imposing 10-man rotation headed by the league's top trio, Mark Cuban's club is ready to light it up

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Mavericks

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
The signing of an above-average Joe can't hide the fact that this squad still has a gaping hole in the middle

October 29, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Timberwolves

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
A rookie coach is seeking to bring a little Mo harmony to the team that lately has led the league in T's and turmoil

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Trail Blazers

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
A tried-and-true gang of veterans will try to pick-and-roll the West's young guns.... (Stop us if you've heard this one before)

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Jazz

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
It might look like a college team, but this erstwhile laughingstock is finally starting to play like a pro power

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Clippers

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
A series of bold off-season moves might not produce more wins, but it should win back some fans

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Suns

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Life without Hakeem begins with an outstanding duo manning the backcourt but a void to fill at the pivot

October 29, 2001 | Jack McCallum
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Rockets

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
When is it wise to use a gunner with no playmaking experience at the point? When you've tried everything else

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Warriors

October 29, 2001 | Tim Alan Smith
July 28, 1958

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
As preparations are made for the Rashard Lewis era, no one expects Gary Payton to go out quietly

October 29, 2001 | Phil Taylor
an opposing team's scout sizes up the SuperSonics

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
There's a new leader on hand in Avery Johnson. Too bad there's such a scarcity of talent at his command

October 29, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Nuggets

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
New digs, a flashy point guard and two talented rookies still won't end the woes of this success-starved franchise

October 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Grizzlies

October 29, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Since I'm not about to get within a par-5 of my mail, I'll take your questions directly. I'll start with Helen Thomas.

October 29, 2001
Different IssueI could only read the Sept. 24 issue a few pages at a time. Each story left me reeling in sorrow and, yet, inspired. Thank you for honoring these amazing people by sharing their...

October 29, 2001
Letters

October 29, 2001 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
SI's e-mail newsletter tells the story behind the story

October 29, 2001 | Steve Rushin
As New York comes to grips with its grief, the Yankees are lifting its spirits

October 29, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

October 29, 2001 | John O'Keefe
To give their candidates a leg up, websites offer everything from touchdowns to screen savers

October 29, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
If his insurance forms are any indication, Troy Aikman appears committed to his new profession. "I was filling one out the other day that asked for my occupation," Aikman says. "It was the first...

October 29, 2001 | John O'Keefe
With some strong statements fox analyst Steve Lyons raised his stock during the playoffs. For instance, in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Lyons noted that Diamondbacks lefty...

October 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Larry Dierker discovers that when you lose the players, your job soon follows

October 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Larry Dierker

October 29, 2001 | Albert Chen
Curt Schilling may be unhittable, but in the first round of the playoffs he failed to retire a single Fox prime-time show. Despite the network's $2.5 billion deal for exclusive rights to playoff...

October 29, 2001
This week: Long-drive competitions

October 29, 2001 | Albert Chen
$19Amount Flames enforcer Denis Gauthier will donate to the Calgary Special Olympics for every hit he lays on an opponent this season.

October 29, 2001
Sports stars attempting to avoid autograph hounds at hotels know that John Doe just won't do, especially when a sneaky pseudonym is available. For proof, just ask Homer Simpson (a.k.a. Charles...

October 29, 2001
Sued•Grizzlies guard Jason Williams, for damage allegedly done to the $1 million house he rented in Granite Bay, Calif., while playing for the Kings. Owner Don Glover claims that carpets were...

October 29, 2001
Halloween is around the corner, which means brightly colored masks are in season. The NHL enlisted a number of Hollywood celebrities to design and autograph hockey goalie masks, which will be...

October 29, 2001
Tiger Woods may be one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, but he can still get carded. Last week Woods and Mark O'Meara were headed to the Walt Disney World's Magnolia Course in Lake...

October 29, 2001
Anthrax and sports: On Oct. 2, New York governor George Pataki held a press conference to announce the launch of the $40 million "I Love New York II" ad campaign. Famous faces at the event...

October 29, 2001
Cooper Vision has created contact lenses that turn the wearer's eyes the colors of his favorite NFL team.

October 29, 2001
BILL CURLEYTimberwolves backup forward, on being cheered by a preseason crowd in Toronto each time he touched the ball: "Maybe they thought I was one of the Three Stooges."

October 29, 2001 | Mark Beech
Keeping track of how far and fast you're running, plus ways to ensure you're on the right track

October 29, 2001
Caleb Williams, BEAVER, PA.PowerliftingCaleb, 17, squatted 460 pounds, bench-pressed 240 and deadlifted 480 for a total of 1,180 to win the 16-17 age group AAU title in the 124-to-132-pound class....

October 29, 2001
Rink Think

October 29, 2001
COFFEY KLATCH: b. The Kings. Los Angeles made it to the finals in 1993, the season in which the Kings had traded Coffey to Detroit.

October 29, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
After being junked by St. Louis, goalie Roman Turek has set the Flames afire

October 29, 2001 | Charles Hirshberg
College football: Famous rivalry and famous team seen through partisan eyes

October 29, 2001 | Grant Wahl
Landon Donovan, 19, emerged as the Man as San Jose won the MLS title

October 29, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Because Arizona's Trey Junkin can make a hike, he hasn't had to take a hike

October 29, 2001 | Kristin Green Morse
After faltering badly, Ricky Rudd is again a driver to be reckoned with in NASCAR

October 29, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Punishing pitching propelled the Diamondbacks and the Yankees into a World Series that promises to be a duel of big-name starters

October 29, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Can a pair of aces keep the Yankees from another title?

October 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
When playoff time comes around, the Diamondbacks' scrappy Craig Counsell gets his Irish up—and his game face on

October 29, 2001 | Michael Silver
There's a new breed of monster roaming the midway: linebackers who combine mayhem with multitasking—to devastating effect

October 29, 2001 | Michael Silver
Dr. Z's picks for the best middle linebackers in NFL history