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Kenneth Faried signed a 5-year extension with the Denver Nuggets this week, so we’re using that as an excuse to share this amazing photo of him from the Dunk Contest in 2013. (Photo: Greg Nelson/SI)

More about his new contract

Kenneth Faried signed a 5-year extension with the Denver Nuggets this week, so we’re using that as an excuse to share this amazing photo of him from the Dunk Contest in 2013. (Photo: Greg Nelson/SI)More about his new contract

Ray Allen appears none too pleased with his messy roommate, UConn teammate Travis Knight, in Feb. 1996. (Gabe Palacio/SI)

Ray Allen appears none too pleased with his messy roommate, UConn teammate Travis Knight, in Feb. 1996. (Gabe Palacio/SI)

When Tiger Woods arrived for this SI cover photo shoot on March 31, 1998, he walked right up to Samson, a snow tiger, and during 30 minutes of posing with the beast, on cue he looked intense and laughed.  But Woods made it clear that there was one thing he wouldn’t do. Before anyone had even asked, he announced, “I’m not going to growl.” (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

When Tiger Woods arrived for this SI cover photo shoot on March 31, 1998, he walked right up to Samson, a snow tiger, and during 30 minutes of posing with the beast, on cue he looked intense and laughed.  But Woods made it clear that there was one thing he wouldn’t do. Before anyone had even asked, he announced, “I’m not going to growl.” (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

Zach Greinke, ladies and gentleman. 

(Photo: Robert Beck/SI)

Zach Greinke, ladies and gentleman. 
(Photo: Robert Beck/SI)

Ole Miss fans spent last night celebrating their upset win over Alabama by dragging the goalposts out of the stadium & all over town. So… Where are they now?

Photo: Jason Parkhurst/SI

Ole Miss fans spent last night celebrating their upset win over Alabama by dragging the goalposts out of the stadium & all over town. So… Where are they now?
Photo: Jason Parkhurst/SI

Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Dwayne Johnson knocks Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward to the ground in 1993. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Miami Hurricane Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Dwayne Johnson knocks Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward to the ground in 1993. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Miami Hurricane Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez play for the Homeboys and Awayboys, respectively, during MTV’s Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge in Los Angeles in 1997. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez play for the Homeboys and Awayboys, respectively, during MTV’s Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge in Los Angeles in 1997. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

Madison Bumgarner was lights out last night in Pittsburgh!

Next stop for the Giants, Washington to face the Nationals in the NLDS. (Photo by Fred Vuich/SI) - http://on.si.com/1pHupMQ

Madison Bumgarner was lights out last night in Pittsburgh! Next stop for the Giants, Washington to face the Nationals in the NLDS. (Photo by Fred Vuich/SI) - http://on.si.com/1pHupMQ

A portrait of Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, by SI photographer Todd Rosenberg.

A portrait of Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, by SI photographer Todd Rosenberg.

On the cover this week: Hoping to avoid early playoff exits, fans of the Beltway teams pins its championship hopes on Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Capitals center Alex Ovechkin.

On the cover this week: Hoping to avoid early playoff exits, fans of the Beltway teams pins its championship hopes on Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Capitals center Alex Ovechkin.

Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo’ne Davis, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, has become the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-4 inch, 111-pound eighth grader is not only taking the Little League World Series by storm, but also she has captured the nation’s attention. 

SI STAFF: More information on Mo’ne Davis cover 
GALLERY: View all of SI’s 2014 Covers

 

Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo’ne Davis, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, has become the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-4 inch, 111-pound eighth grader is not only taking the Little League World Series by storm, but also she has captured the nation’s attention. 
SI STAFF: More information on Mo’ne Davis cover GALLERY: View all of SI’s 2014 Covers
 

LeBron James is going home. Read this week’s cover story about his return to Cleveland here: http://on.si.com/1qcBk7m

LeBron James is going home. Read this week’s cover story about his return to Cleveland here: http://on.si.com/1qcBk7m

Goose Gossage acknowledges the crowd during the introduction of the lineups of the 1984 All-Star game.








Goose Gossage acknowledges the crowd during the introduction of the lineups of the 1984 All-Star game.

USA fans in Miami, FL, watching the World Cup match. The U.S. tied Portugal, 2-2, on Sunday. (Photo: Alan Diaz/AP)

See more World Cup fan photos here: http://on.si.com/1szqPvJ.

USA fans in Miami, FL, watching the World Cup match. The U.S. tied Portugal, 2-2, on Sunday. (Photo: Alan Diaz/AP)
See more World Cup fan photos here: http://on.si.com/1szqPvJ.

On June 20, 2004, Ken Griffey Jr. joined the 500-home run club with a blast off the Cardinals’ Matt Morris in St. Louis, and later shared a hug with his dad at the game. It couldn’t have come on a better day, as it was Father’s Day. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat for Getty Images)

On June 20, 2004, Ken Griffey Jr. joined the 500-home run club with a blast off the Cardinals’ Matt Morris in St. Louis, and later shared a hug with his dad at the game. It couldn’t have come on a better day, as it was Father’s Day. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat for Getty Images)