UCLA guard Reggie Miller argues with a ref during a 1984 game against DePaul. In this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, senior writer George Dohrmann looks at the swift decline of the storied program since reaching three straight Final Fours between 2006-08. (Andy Hayt/SI) 
DOHRMANN: After three straight Final Four trips, UCLA hoops in declineGALLERY: Rare Photos of UCLA Bruins basketball

UCLA guard Reggie Miller argues with a ref during a 1984 game against DePaul. In this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, senior writer George Dohrmann looks at the swift decline of the storied program since reaching three straight Final Fours between 2006-08. (Andy Hayt/SI) 

DOHRMANN: After three straight Final Four trips, UCLA hoops in decline
GALLERY: Rare Photos of UCLA Bruins basketball

Larry Bird poses with Robert Parish and Kevin McHale along with his coaches Jimmy Rogers, K.C. Jones and Chris Ford during 1986 All-Star weekend in Dallas. The NBA’s best players are gathering in Orlando this weekend for All-Star weekend. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic NBA All-Star Weekend PhotosGALLERY: NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2011)

Larry Bird poses with Robert Parish and Kevin McHale along with his coaches Jimmy Rogers, K.C. Jones and Chris Ford during 1986 All-Star weekend in Dallas. The NBA’s best players are gathering in Orlando this weekend for All-Star weekend. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic NBA All-Star Weekend Photos
GALLERY: NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2011)

Mets centerfielder Lenny Dykstra celebrates after hitting the game-winning home run in Game 3 of the 1986 ALCS against the Astros. The Mets would win the series in six games before beating Boston in the World Series. Dykstra turns 49 today. (Manny/Millan/SI) 
SI VAULT: NLCS featured memorable performances by Mets and Astros (10.20.86)GALLERY: Remembering the 1986 World Series | Iconic Photos of the NY Mets

Mets centerfielder Lenny Dykstra celebrates after hitting the game-winning home run in Game 3 of the 1986 ALCS against the Astros. The Mets would win the series in six games before beating Boston in the World Series. Dykstra turns 49 today. (Manny/Millan/SI) 

SI VAULT: NLCS featured memorable performances by Mets and Astros (10.20.86)
GALLERY: Remembering the 1986 World Series | Iconic Photos of the NY Mets