Larry Bird shoots over Caldwell Jones and Julius Erving during a 1981 Boston-Philadelphia game. The depleted Celtics could use Bird tonight when they take on the Heat. Boston needs one win to secure a trip to the NBA Finals. where they’d face Oklahoma City. (Manny Millan/SI) 
ROSENBERG: Everything on the line for Heat tonight against CelticsVIDEO: Time to break up Big Three if the Heat lose on Thursday?GALLERY: Classic Photos of Larry Bird | Julius Erving

Larry Bird shoots over Caldwell Jones and Julius Erving during a 1981 Boston-Philadelphia game. The depleted Celtics could use Bird tonight when they take on the Heat. Boston needs one win to secure a trip to the NBA Finals. where they’d face Oklahoma City. (Manny Millan/SI) 

ROSENBERG: Everything on the line for Heat tonight against Celtics
VIDEO: Time to break up Big Three if the Heat lose on Thursday?
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Larry Bird | Julius Erving

Jim McMahon of BYU and Marcus Allen of USC point to their likenesses in a sketch of the 1981 Kodak All-American Team. The two would be selected No. 5 and 10 respectively in the 1982 NFL Draft. Who will be taken with the No. 5 and 10 pick in this year’s draft. SI.com’s Don Banks has his latest projections below. (AP/Marty Lederhandler)
BANKS: 2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 SI VAULT: Dr. Z’s 1982 NFL Mock Draft

Jim McMahon of BYU and Marcus Allen of USC point to their likenesses in a sketch of the 1981 Kodak All-American Team. The two would be selected No. 5 and 10 respectively in the 1982 NFL Draft. Who will be taken with the No. 5 and 10 pick in this year’s draft. SI.com’s Don Banks has his latest projections below. (AP/Marty Lederhandler)

BANKS: 2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 
SI VAULT: Dr. Z’s 1982 NFL Mock Draft


Bryan Trottier looks for position in front of the Minnesota net during Game 1 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals. The Islanders would go onto win the Cup, their second of four straight. On this day 30 years ago, Trottier scored five goals in a 8-2 victory over the Flyers. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)SI VAULT: Islanders blast North Stars to win second straight Stanley Cup (6.1.81)
 

Bryan Trottier looks for position in front of the Minnesota net during Game 1 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals. The Islanders would go onto win the Cup, their second of four straight. On this day 30 years ago, Trottier scored five goals in a 8-2 victory over the Flyers. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Islanders blast North Stars to win second straight Stanley Cup (6.1.81)

 

Members of the 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers —  Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), coach Paul Westhead, Jamaal Wilkes  (52), Magic Johnson (32), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), and Michael Cooper  (21) — sit in classroom for a SI photo shoot. The Lakers went onto win the title nine months later. Will they have the same success this season? (Lane Stewart/SI)
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Members of the 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers — Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), coach Paul Westhead, Jamaal Wilkes (52), Magic Johnson (32), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), and Michael Cooper (21) — sit in classroom for a SI photo shoot. The Lakers went onto win the title nine months later. Will they have the same success this season? (Lane Stewart/SI)

THOMSEN: The free agent frenzy will soon begin. Here’s all you need to know
MANNIX: The top 20 free agents of 2011 | Complete list of free agents
AMICK: Four teams express interest in David West | Celtics eye Chris Paul