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Sports Illustrated

November 2020

Through emotional storytelling and award-winning photography, Sports Illustrated provides you with complete coverage of all your favorite sports, including the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA and more.

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Meredith Corporation
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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1 min.
before he was king

MICHAEL LEBRECHT was a 25-year-old lighting assistant at the ABCD basketball camp in July 2001, where a 16-year-old LeBron James was not the event’s most heralded star. But the elite hoops summit in Teaneck, N.J., ended up providing a spark for both their careers. LeBrecht wanted to try out new camera equipment in his spare time at the event. He recruited several of the high school phenoms for shoots and asked James’s mother, Gloria, whether her son could pose. “He was just another camper trying to make a name for himself,” says LeBrecht. He wanted the shots to feel intense, the athletes to look like warriors. So he had them pose in a field of high weeds outside the gym. Now one of the most animated photo subjects around, James was…

1 min.
fast track

RISING FROM Division III sprinter to Olympic hopeful, Wadeline Jonathas isn’t setting limits. “I want to be able to surprise myself as well as other people,” she says. Jonathas appeared in the March 26, 2018, edition of Faces in the crowd after setting D-III indoor records in the 60 meters (7.40) and the 400 (53.70) for UMass Boston, where she won nine collegiate indoor and outdoor track championships in two years. Jonathas transferred to South Carolina in the summer of 2018 and took NCAA titles in the indoor 4x400 relay and the outdoor 400 (50.60) as a junior. She then claimed gold with the U.S. team in the 4x400 at the world championships. The 22-year-old from Gonaïves, Haiti, is forgoing her senior season to prepare for the Olympics. She went…

14 min.
breaking the game

SHOT AT DALLAS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB Golf’s brainiest player would like you to know he is no genius. Bryson DeChambeau took a four-hour IQ test not long ago, for a company he works with called Neuropeak, and he scored 121—above average, certainly, but not Mensa material. Sure, the man they call the Scientist talks excitedly about air density and wind vectors, spreads the gospel of single-length irons, and once said he would decide whether to pull the pin on putts based on the coefficient restitution of the flagstick. But that’s passion, not genius. Despite how he acts sometimes, DeChambeau does not always think he is the smartest person in the room. His IQ is a nugget of information, and DeChambeau shares it because he is obsessed with information. Pursuing it, understanding it…

17 min.
how josh allen buffaloed the nfl

The confusion starts at the snap, allowing the pass rusher firing off the offense’s left edge the biggest advantage in football: an uninhibited shot at the quarterback. The quarterback spins to escape, only the pass rusher isn’t shaken. So the quarterback backpedals, furiously, like he’s moonwalking on fast forward. From the opposite side, another defender closes in. As the quarterback shuffles frantically, he moves the ball from his throwing hand to his left, and, with his right hand free, reaches toward the first pass rusher. The moment his stiff-arm connects, something remarkable happens: The quarterback is now the aggressor. In one motion, the quarterback snatches the defender’s face mask and drags him into the path of his oncoming teammate, taking both defenders to the ground. The quarterback stumbles backward and switches…

9 min.
rolling out

RICHARD PETTY, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson: One of these things is not like the others. All three own seven NASCAR season championships, but only one did not grow up in North Carolina as a second-generation stock car racer. The third grew up in California racing motorcycles and surfing. With mentor Jeff Gordon (who both brought him into the fold at Hendrick Motorsports and later memorably complained after a string of on-track entanglements—alluding to his mentee’s championship count—that “Four-time expects to be treated differently”), Johnson exemplifies the changing demographics of NASCAR. When he made his debut in 2001, just three drivers from outside the South had won a season championship. Now, as Johnson completes his 20th and final season, he is one of 12 interlopers with a title. Johnson leaves NASCAR as…