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NBA Preview

SI's Surefire Finals Pick

Cavs vs. Thunder

P. 64

THE STUDENT

D'Angelo Russell

THE MENTOR

Kobe Bryant

Prepare To Get SCHOOLED

The Education Of the Game's Next Generation Begins

by Lee Jenkins

P. 42

PLUS

40 Years After Game 6

How Reds--Red Sox Changed Sports Forever

By Tom Verducci

P. 104

Miracle (and Heartbreak)

In the Big House

By Michael Rosenberg

P. 34

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SI HAS REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: Andrew D. Bernstein for Sports Illustrated (Lakers)