FOR APRIL 18--25, 2016
Two Decades of Kobe
Twenty years, one high school state title, national high school player of the year, five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, two scoring titles, one league MVP, two Finals MVPs, 18 All-Star appearances, 15 All-NBA selections, 12 All-Defensive selections, one Slam Dunk title, one 81-point game, 33,570 points (through Sunday, third on the all-time list), countless beefs with teammates and coaches and several off-court controversies. With Kobe Bryant dribbling off into retirement this week, SI.com is giving the future Hall of Famer the full-court treatment with a year-by-year retrospective. Go to SI.com/nba to follow his journey from teenage rookie to living legend.
NFL Draft Live Show
Just how accurate was our NFL Mock Draft (page 112)? Did we get it right with Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (78) at No. 1? Will Carson Wentz (page 82) or Jared Goff be the first quarterback picked? Tune in to SI.com/nfldraftlive on Thursday, April 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT, for our 2016 NFL Draft Live Show, presented by MET-Rx, for complete first-round coverage from our panel of experts, including instant analysis of each pick, team-by-team evaluations and breakdowns of the day's biggest surprises.
From the SI Vault: April 15, 1996
Christy Martin is knocking down stereotypes even as she refuses to champion the cause of women in the ring
By Richard Hoffer
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