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NBA FINALS

30 The Cavaliers

A 3--1 hole was no problem for LeBron James, whose epic performance capped an unprecedented comeback

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

15 Scorecard

24 Faces in The Crowd

26 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Frank Kaminsky's Game theories

64 Point After

Mark Bechtel: A Clevelander savors the moment

Features

GOLF

38 U.S. Open

Despite some USGA drama, No. 3--ranked Dustin Johnson finally won his first major

By Alan Shipnuck

MLB

44 Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Red Sox centerfielder needed time to develop, but he was worth the wait

By Ben Reiter

WHAT'S NEXT

48 Mutual Attraction

Sophisticated investors are taking advantage of a new law and wading into sports betting

By Albert Chen and Will Green

SOCCER

52 Xabi Alonso

The midfielder rules the modern game by being aware of every tiny detail around him

By Grant Wahl

HOOPS RECRUITING

56 Brand Name Stars

Shoe company money is funneling top prospects to pop-up superteams instead of traditional high schools

By Pete Thamel

On the cover: Greg Nelson