FOR NOV. 3, 2014
The Book of James
As the 2014 NBA season gets underway, SI.com takes a look at LeBron James and his much anticipated return to Cleveland with the launch of LeBlog, a chronicle of The King on the court. The blog will cover each of his games this season. Can he go home again? Will his talents help the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals and win the city's first professional championship since 1964? Go to SI.com/nba for analysis and videos of James's performances throughout the season, plus complete NBA coverage, including Ben Golliver's and Rob Mahoney's 70 Reasons to Watch the NBA This Year.
SI DIGITAL BONUS
'I've Won. I've Beat Them'
From the SI Vault
Aug. 8, 1983
Like him or not, Howard Cosell(page 56) stood alone at the top of his profession, a position he cherished almost as much as he cherished his wife, Emmy
By Frank Deford
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In light of the University of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal, 120 Sports hosts Eric Edholm and Chris Martin, a former Northwestern defensive back, discuss whether teams found guilty of academic improprieties should face multiyear NCAA penalties. "It depends on the situation," says Edholm. "Is this abuse widespread? Is it just two coaches helping a kid out? If it goes to the top, then, yes, serious penalties need to occur." Says Martin, "My issue is jurisdiction. I think it's over the top for the NCAA to have the right to jump in and be judge, jury and executioner. I think an organization outside of the NCAA, made up of former players, should investigate on a case-by-case basis." For more of Edholm and Martin's Point/Counterpoint, plus access to video highlights and analysis, go to 120sports.com.
PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG
Keep your football fantasy alive. With Football Throwdown on the FanNation fantasy sports app, you can select a set of players each week and challenge your friends for cash prizes or for bragging rights. Go to fannation.com to pick a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, and see who beats his projection. Week 8's top TE was the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, who had nine catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns in a 51--23 win against the Bears.
As successful as some athletes are on the field, some find even more success after they retire. To see videos of athletes turned business leaders, go to SI.com/Pro-Files, a series from the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and FORTUNE.
ARNOLD NEWMAN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COSELL)
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT; GREGORY SHAMUS/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (JAMES LEFT, CENTER); DAVID LIAM KYLE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (JAMES RIGHT, ARENA)
JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES (GRONKOWSKI)