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Changing The Game

Thirty-five years after SI published "the black athlete," a
groundbreaking series on the brewing issue of race and sports, a
new generation of African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and Native
Americans has risen to positions of power on and off the field.
In this special report SI names the 101 Most Influential
Minorities in Sports, a list that could not have existed just a
few years ago. These men and women are reshaping the sports
industry and opening doors through which others will follow.

COLOR PHOTO: ROBERT BECK [COVER] 2 TIGER WOODS

COLOR PHOTO: V.J. LOVERO [COVER] 54 ICHIRO SUZUKI

COLOR PHOTO: ICON SPORTS MEDIA [COVER] 18 KOBE BRYANT

COLOR PHOTO: JEFFERY A. SALTER [COVER] 38 KIM NG

COLOR PHOTO: JEFFERY A. SALTER [COVER] 1 ROBERT JOHNSON

COLOR PHOTO: ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES [COVER] 7 YAO MING

COLOR PHOTO: JEFFERY A. SALTER [COVER] 55 FELIPE ALOU

COLOR PHOTO: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP [COVER] 3 SERENA WILLIAMS

COLOR PHOTO: JED JACOBSOHN/GETTY IMAGES [COVER] 63 OSCAR DE LA HOYA

COLOR PHOTO: SCOTT HALLERAN/GETTY IMAGES [COVER] 93 SE RI PAK

COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES [COVER] 17 OMAR MINAYA

COLOR PHOTO: LINDA SPILLERS [COVER] 74 MICHAEL WILBON

COLOR PHOTO: ADRIAN WYLD/AP [COVER] 92 JAROME IGINLA

COLOR PHOTO: MARK HENLE/THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC/AP [COVER] 5 ARTURO MORENO

COLOR PHOTO: JEFFERY A. SALTER [COVER] 6 TYRONE WILLINGHAM

COLOR PHOTO: ROB CARR/AP [COVER] 51 TUBBY SMITH

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF WNBPA [COVER] 82 PAMELA WHEELER

COLOR PHOTO: ED BETZ/AP [COVER] 60 HERMAN EDWARDS

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF MLB PHOTOS [COVER] 9 JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON

COLOR PHOTO: RENE JOHNSON/TORONTO STAR/AP [COVER] 67 JOHNNIE COCHRAN

COLOR PHOTO: JUDI BOTTONI/AP [COVER] 85 DOUG WILLIAMS

COLOR PHOTO: CAL PAULSEN [COVER] 83 JOE LOUIS BARROW

COLOR PHOTO: ALLEN EINSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES [COVER] 27 JOE DUMARS

COLOR PHOTO: ERIK S. LESSER/GETTY IMAGES [COVER] 77 MICHAEL VICK

COLOR PHOTO: PETER READ MILLER [COVER] 19 ANITA DEFRANTZ

COLOR PHOTO: MATT HOUSTON/AP [COVER] 22 OZZIE NEWSOME

COLOR PHOTO: NICK UT/AP [COVER] 28 DAN GUERRERO

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II/1DEUCE3 [COVER] 101 LEBRON JAMES

COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATION BY TIM O'BRIEN NO. 13 SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Center, Los Angeles Lakers NO. 54 ICHIRO SUZUKI Outfielder, Seattle Mariners NO. 19 ANITA DEFRANTZ Member, IOC NO. 17 OMAR MINAYA G.M., Montreal Expos NO. 61 KELVIN SAMPSON Basketball Coach, Oklahoma