The NBA champion will be crowned this week—through five games the Spurs had a 3--2 edge over the Heat and were on the brink of the title—but the questions won't end when the Finals do. Is this the last run for San Antonio's aging trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili (20) and Tony Parker? What about Dwyane Wade (3) and the rest of Miami's Big Three—will King James and his court be broken up? Go to SI.com for complete coverage and analysis of the conclusion of the Finals ... and, as soon as the trophy is awarded, the start of the NBA off-season frenzy.
That moment where it's patently clear your team stinks AND has very little MLB-ready prospect talent. #LetsGoMets!
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Backin' It Up
The Bruins and the Blackhawks have been throwing their weight around in the quest for Lord Stanley's Cup. Go to SI.com/photo for a gallery of the best shots from the Stanley Cup Finals, including this check by Boston's Shawn Thornton on Chicago's Michal Rozsival in Game 2.
Former Saints Safety Steve Gleason On ...
Life with ALS
The question of whether I'd still play football if I had to redo it is a popular one for journalists, but for me it involves far too many hypothetical scenarios to answer. It's possible I'd still get ALS, even if I hadn't played. Would I give up my wife or son? Because, in some sense, football brought me to them. Also, tell me what my life would look like had I not played football. The simple answer is this: Right now, I'm happy. My life is not easy, but it's awesome. Read more from Gleason atSI.com
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Eyes Of the Tigers
Go behind the scenes at the College World Series with photographer Ken Jarecke, who followed No. 4 LSU on the tournament's opening weekend.
GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (PARKER)
GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WADE)
GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JAMES)
JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GINÓBILI)
GERALD HERBERT/AP (GLEASON)
KEN JARECKE/CPI FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LSU)
CHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)
DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HOCKEY)