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February 17, 1992 Table Of Contents

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Magic Johnson

Most Valuable Person

Magic Johnson won the MVP trophy at the NBA All-Star Game with a performance that transcended basketball

By Jack McCallum

Mike Tyson

A Crushing Verdict

An Indianapolis jury, after deliberating 10 hours, convicted Mike Tyson of raping an 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant

By William Nack

Destined to Fall

The same fury that drove Mike Tyson to glory in the ring brought him shame out of it

By Richard Hoffer

XVI Olympic Winter Games

Savoie Fare

It was clear from the start that the Albertville Games had a little extra to offer

By E.M. Swift

La Face Job

Patrick Ortlieb did a number on Val d'Isère's tough slope

By William Oscar Johnson

A Bonnie Blare

A throng of relatives cheered Bonnie Blair to another gold in the 500

By Sally Jenkins

A Rough Ride

U.S. hope Duncan Kennedy slid every which way but loose

By E.M. Swift

V Was for Victory...

...and leaping's latest technique, which was good for gold

By Steve Rushin

Don MacLean

MacLean Deluxe

Forward Don MacLean is about to pass a controversial UCLA basketball star of another era and become the Bruins' alltime leading scorer

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Steve Avery

Game Boy

Last October, 21-year-old Steve Avery of the Braves was America's favorite phenom. But now, back home in Michigan, he's just another kid on the block

By Steve Rushin


College Basketball

By William F. Reed

The NBA All-Star Game

By Jack McCallum

African Basketball

A Seven-Footer from Timbuktu...

...and other tales of the African Olympic basketball trials

By Leigh Montville

For The Record

Nuts to you, and caramel too...Hull and Oates sing the blues...'The Racing Times' bites the dust

Edited by Jon Scher

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

Another Magic Moment

Just as he promised, Magic Johnson's return to the court helped to combat fear and ignorance

By Rick Reilly



By John Papanek



Edited by Richard Demak