Sports Illustrated Kids May/June 2020

The ultimate, kid-friendly, resource on sports including: profiles of the biggest names in sports, fun sports trivia, games, contests, amazing action photography, instructional tips from the pros, interactive sports cards, and hilarious Buzz Beamer cartoons. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS is a great way to encourage kids to read and has won highest honors from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents' Choice Awards.

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1 min
freeze frame

BOARDED UP April 8, 2020. Laguna Beach, California Nyjah Huston was supposed to be spending the spring preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where skateboarding was to be included for the first time. But the coronavirus outbreak meant that he—like everyone else—was stuck at home. That didn't stop the world’s best from training, as he demonstrated when we photographed him (from a safe distance). RIM REAPER April 6, 2020. New York, New York With the city under a virtual lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio went to extreme measures to make sure that no one tried to sneak in a game of pickup basketball: He had the rims removed from 80 public parks. “Let’s face it, [basketball is] a contact sport. People are going to get close…

3 min

Price of Fame STUCK AT HOME with nothing to do, more and more athletes are recording personalized greetings for a fee on the site You probably can’t afford Mariano Rivera (above) for $500—in fact, you can’t afford anyone. But maybe Dad’s reading this on the toilet and your birthday is coming up (wink, wink). A’JA WILSON No. 1 pick, NCAA champ, and WNBA All-Star. She may just have the best résumé on this site—and they have Dick Van Dyke! JEFF MCNEIL His shout-outs cost only 60% of teammate Pete Alonso’s, but in this Mets fan’s opinion, he’s 100% as good at baseball. TERRY FRANCONA Tito doesn’t skimp, with several videos longer than a minute. He’s also offered advice for young players in past Cameos. HAYLEY WICKENHEISER For our Canadian b-days. She’s the greatest women’s hockey player ever, but…

1 min
ball from home

JUST HOW MUCH Xbox are the Phoenix Suns playing in the locker room? It’s worth asking after one Sun, Devin Booker, defeated another, Deandre Ayton, in ESPN’s televised NBA 2K Players Tournament in April. The event was part of the ongoing effort to find something—anything—to watch without sports. A H-O-R-S-E tournament, featuring a mix of basketball legends and active NBA and WNBA stars, including Zach LaVine (left), soon followed. (The competitions combined to raise $300,0000 for coronavirus relief.) The latter tourney drew mixed reviews—“H-O-R-S-E could not be worse. I gave it 5 min. Hard pass,” tweeted Pelicans guard JJ Redick—but it did give the world Paul Pierce shooting in a puffy vest and shorts. By contrast, the 2K games at least had the intrigue of players being forced to play with or against…

1 min

MAY 5 Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner is 23 years old. 14 USWNT and Washington Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle turns 25. 16 Jackosonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II is 24. 19 Nationals centerfielder Víctor Robles turns 23. 22 Novak Djokovic celebrates his 33rd birthday. 30 Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes turns 28. JUNE 1 Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi is 30. 5 U.S. Olympic rock climber Kyra Condie turns 24. 13 Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza is 37. 19 Mets ace Jacob deGrom celebrates his 32nd birthday. 27 Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner turns 30. 29 Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard celebrates his 29th birthday.…

1 min
emma resnick

BIRTHPLACE: VAIL, COLO. BIRTH DATE: JULY 23, 2003 SPORT: SKIING Thirteen years after putting on a pair of skis for the first time, Emma won three gold medals at the U-21 National Junior Championships in Snowbasin Resort, Utah, in February. She placed first in the Super G (57.76), giant slalom (2:12.40), and slalom (1:43.00). One month earlier Emma, 16, placed fourth in the giant slalom at the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lusanne, Switzerland, and was the top American finisher in the event. Born into a family of skiers—her older siblings, Michael and Allie, also raced for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail—Emma is friends with Olympic star Mikaela Shiffrin. She says that gymnast Simone Biles is her Olympic idol. ARE YOU A SPORTSKID? If you think you have what it takes to be a…

9 min
stay n play

Make an ACTION Movie LIGHTS, TELEPHONE, ACTION! Making a feature film has historically cost hundreds of thousands—if not hundreds of millions—of dollars. But in this era of streaming platforms, more and more famous big-budget directors, like Justice League’s Zack Snyder and Ocean’s Eleven’s Steven Soderbergh, are choosing to shoot smaller films on an iPhone. If you have a smartphone at home, you can make your own cinematic masterwork. Granted, those famous filmmakers use phones with expensive custom-made lenses and stabilizing rigs. But you can find something to prop your phone up on. Or maybe you go for more of a shaky-cam look and strap it to the front of an RC car. Just please don’t blame us when the Batmobile runs over mom’s iPad! Even if you can’t afford one of Hollywood’s most…