February 10, 1997 | Phil Taylor
To rate NBA point guards, SI senior writer Phil Taylor selected 16 whom he considers the cream: ten who are or have been All-Stars, and six who have All-Star potential. (The New York Knicks' Chris Childs and the...
February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
42Years after the Syracuse Nationals won their only NBA title that a commemorative banner went up in their home arena, the Onondaga County War Memorial.
February 03, 1997 | Marty Burns
The way the Lakers performed on Sunday, silencing the Seattle crowd with a 32-point first quarter and then holding off a furious Sonics rally to win 104-103, is a bad sign for the rest of the Western Conference. L.A....
February 03, 1997 | William F. Reed
The numbers lie—or so the Sonics say. For the season, Denver center Ervin Johnson has outscored his successor in Seattle, Jim McIlvaine (6.9 points a game to 4.0), outrebounded him (10.6 to 3.8) and outswatted him...
February 03, 1997 | David Fleming
Here's ammunition for those who argue that the quality of officiating is declining. When we asked our panel (a coach, player or front-office executive from each of the NBA's 29 teams) to name the referee whom they...