FOR MAY 30, 2016
Much has been made of the Cavaliers' dominance during the playoffs, as they swept both the Pistons and the Hawks, and were up 2--1 on the Raptors through Sunday. LeBron James, who was averaging 23.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.1 assists. isn't the only reason for Cleveland's success. Guard Kyrie Irving(far right) leads the team in playoff scoring with 23.7 points per game, while forward Kevin Love is averaging 17.0 points and 10.3 rebounds. Can this duo stay hot and help LeBron to his first championship in wine and gold? Go to SI.com/nba for complete playoff coverage, including analysis of each game, photo galleries and videos. Plus, Rob Mahoney breaks down the Knicks' surprise hire of coach Jeff Hornacek.
The Case for Brandon Ingram
Two years ago Brandon Ingram wasn't even a consensus top 10 recruit coming out of Kinston (N.C.) High. And last November he was briefly demoted from Duke's starting lineup. Now, as the 2016 NBA draft approaches, he may be the No. 1 overall pick. How did a once (and still somewhat) frail, small-town kid from North Carolina become one of the most sought-after prospects in the world? Go to SI.com/nba for Luke Winn's analysis of Ingram's ascent (and LSU forward Ben Simmons's descent).
The Fittest 50
Who are the fittest athletes in sports? With the counsel of some of the top trainers and strength-and-conditioning coaches in the business, SI set out to answer that very question. Go to SI.com/fittest50 to see our list of who is the most fit.
GREG NELSON (LOVE)
DAVID KLUTHO (IRVING)
JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (INGRAM)