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LeBron James poses during a 2004 SI photo shoot. James was magical in his rookie season, racking up 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals in his first NBA game. He averaged more than 20 points per game and took home Rookie of the Year Honors in 2003-04. (Michael J. Lebrecht/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James

LeBron James poses during a 2004 SI photo shoot. James was magical in his rookie season, racking up 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals in his first NBA game. He averaged more than 20 points per game and took home Rookie of the Year Honors in 2003-04. (Michael J. Lebrecht/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James

Steelers WR Santonio Holmes makes a leaping touchdown grab with 42 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIII to give Pittsburgh a 27-23 win over the Cardinals. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: The 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

Steelers WR Santonio Holmes makes a leaping touchdown grab with 42 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIII to give Pittsburgh a 27-23 win over the Cardinals. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: The 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

Drew Brees and wife Brittany pose with their first child, Baylen, at their home in New Orleans in 2010. (Michael J. LeBrecht II/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Drew Brees

Drew Brees and wife Brittany pose with their first child, Baylen, at their home in New Orleans in 2010. (Michael J. LeBrecht II/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Drew Brees

New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 4, 1993. (Mark D. Phillips/AFP/Getty Images; Chuck Solomon/SI) 

New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 4, 1993. (Mark D. Phillips/AFP/Getty Images; Chuck Solomon/SI) 

John Vanbiesbrouck of the Florida Panthers poses on the beach in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 3, 1996.  The All-Star Vezina winning goalie turned 50 on Sept. 4, 2013. (Bill Frakes/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Beezer

John Vanbiesbrouck of the Florida Panthers poses on the beach in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 3, 1996.  The All-Star Vezina winning goalie turned 50 on Sept. 4, 2013. (Bill Frakes/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Beezer

In the annals of defeat, the Pirates hold the dubious distinction of being the only franchise in North America’s four major professional leagues to endure 20 consecutive losing seasons; a streak that’s about to end. (AP)

GALLERY: Perennial Losers in Sports History

In the annals of defeat, the Pirates hold the dubious distinction of being the only franchise in North America’s four major professional leagues to endure 20 consecutive losing seasons; a streak that’s about to end. (AP)
GALLERY: Perennial Losers in Sports History

Tommy Morrison and Sylvester Stallone pose in front of the Rocky statue on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art while filming Rocky V.  Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Sunday. He was 44. (S. Karen Epstein/Corbis Sygma)

Tommy Morrison and Sylvester Stallone pose in front of the Rocky statue on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art while filming Rocky V.  Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Sunday. He was 44. (S. Karen Epstein/Corbis Sygma)

A total of 16 international teams and 51 Thai pachyderms are participating in the annual Kings Cup Tournament near Bangkok. The King Power Duty Free boys (right) bested CDD The Devil (red helmet, natch) 9-7 on opening day. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

GALLERY: Did You See That?

A total of 16 international teams and 51 Thai pachyderms are participating in the annual Kings Cup Tournament near Bangkok. The King Power Duty Free boys (right) bested CDD The Devil (red helmet, natch) 9-7 on opening day. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
GALLERY: Did You See That?

Terry Bradshaw, who turns 65 today, shows his pretty smile during a Steelers game in Nov. 1971. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw, who turns 65 today, shows his pretty smile during a Steelers game in Nov. 1971. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Terry Bradshaw

Hall of Famer Ted Williams plays with his dog at their home in Hernando, Fla.  Williams would have celebrated his 95th birthday today. (Bill Frakes/SI)

Hall of Famer Ted Williams plays with his dog at their home in Hernando, Fla.  Williams would have celebrated his 95th birthday today. (Bill Frakes/SI)

Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig strikes a pose before a game against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. (Robert Beck/SI)

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig strikes a pose before a game against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. (Robert Beck/SI)

Immediately following the release of Madden NFL 2004, Michael Vick broke his leg in a preseason game and didn’t return until there were just five games left in the season. The injury spurred a serious debate about the necessity of the preseason, and the Madden jinx was suddenly being discussed everywhere. (EA Sports; Al Tielemans, Bob Rosato/SI)

GALLERY: The Madden Cover Curse

Immediately following the release of Madden NFL 2004, Michael Vick broke his leg in a preseason game and didn’t return until there were just five games left in the season. The injury spurred a serious debate about the necessity of the preseason, and the Madden jinx was suddenly being discussed everywhere. (EA Sports; Al Tielemans, Bob Rosato/SI)
GALLERY: The Madden Cover Curse

Portrait of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney during a photo shoot at Charles F. Crews Football Facility in Columbia, SC. (Simon Bruty/SI)

Portrait of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney during a photo shoot at Charles F. Crews Football Facility in Columbia, SC. (Simon Bruty/SI)

25 years ago, the John Madden Football video game franchise launches on Apple II computers. The same game was improved and released on MS-DOS and Commodore 64/128 computers a year later. (EA Sports)

GALLERY: 25 Years of Madden

25 years ago, the John Madden Football video game franchise launches on Apple II computers. The same game was improved and released on MS-DOS and Commodore 64/128 computers a year later. (EA Sports)
GALLERY: 25 Years of Madden